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Duncan Wheeler

Duncan Wheeler

Duncan Wheeler is Professor and Chair of Spanish Studies at the University of Leeds. A published theatre translator, he is a Fellow of the Spanish Academy of Stage Arts. His latest book is Following Franco: Spanish Politics and Culture in Transition (Manchester University Press, 2020).

'Hamnet: A stage adaptation of Maggie O’Farrell’s novel' by Duncan Wheeler

ABR Arts 09 May 2023
Written prior to the onset of Covid-19, Maggie O’Farrell’s novelistic reimagining of the life and death (in the plague) of Shakespeare’s son was presciently published at the end of March 2020, as the United Kingdom entered lockdown. Three years, and one and a half million sales, later, Hamnet is being made into a film. A stage adaption by Lolita Chakrabarti – whose makeover of Ang-Lee’s ... (read more)