by William Shakespeare
A shipwreck destroys the insular kingdom of exiled magician Prospero.
by TONY BURGESS
IN COLLABORATION WITH STAR BAR
The sleepy Canadian town of Pontypool is surprised by an epidemic that seems to result in bizarre vocal tics, confused language, and a violent attitude towards the rest of the town.
"When twenty thousand people sat in the clear sunshine of an Athenian hillside and watched through the course of an entire day, or of several days, a play in which men struggled against the Gods, they did not go primarily to be entertained. They did not loll in their seats and say, ‘Give me a pick-me-up.’ They said ‘Clarify the experiences I see all about me, celebrate life, death, and love. Fill me with terror and pity. Purge me.’”
— Hallie Flanagan