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Rubble and the Shakespeare, The

Publisher: Independently Published
Year of Publication: 2023
Book type: Novel
Age: Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Sub Genre: Contemporary · Historical Fiction · Memoir · War · Why Choose
Language: English
POV: First-person
Tense: Past
Key Phrases: 1990s · acting · bombs · Coffee · First Person · found family · friendship · revolution · rubble · ruins · The Tempest · theatre · urban setting · War · war torn · William Shakespeare
The tyrannical Regime may be gone, but it’s easy to remain cynical about the arts when half your city still lies in rubble from the revolution.
That’s where Dimitri finds himself: middle-aged, living in government refugee housing, on a modest pension and with a bad knee.
He lives a quiet, unadventurous life.
That is until his dear friend Otto arrives with a box full of scripts by the previously banned William Shakespeare. Otto wants to produce The Tempest, and he needs Dimitri’s help.
Anything for Otto. But as obstacles pile up against the project, and a single day’s help turns into weeks,  how far is the down-to-earth Dimitri willing to go for a silly play? A friend? Himself?”

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