Cordelia’s Valentine, part of “Shakespeare High”
Posted on April 15, 2014
by Catherine Austen
Check out my modern take on the Lear family in “Cordelia’s Valentine,” part of a new series of original short fiction by Canadian young adult authors published on the CBC Canada Writes website this month, in honour of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.
Here’s the shortlink direct to “Cordelia’s Valentine.” But be sure to browse around the full cast of Shakespeare High and read all 9 stories. From authors Catherine Austen (me), Beverley Brenna, Sean Cullin, Mahtab Narsimhan, Monique Polak, Arthur Slade, Mariko Tamaki, Eric Walters, and Paul Yee.
Our characters: Cordelia, Ophelia, Caliban, Portia, (Lady Mac)Beth, Richard III, Mercutio, Petruchio, and Emilia. Enjoy.
(Then try your hand at rewriting Shakespeare for the CBC Canada Writes Shakespeare Selfie Challenge.)
I’ve forwarded this to the English teachers where I work. Very cool idea.
Awesome. It’s a fun way to get thinking about Shakespeare’s characters. I hope the students (and teachers) enjoy the reading (and writing).