Contents


Shakespeare in the Sun

Much Ado About Nothing a film by Kenneth Branagh

Much Ado About Nothing the Movie by by William Shakespeare, Screenplay, Introduction, and Notes on the Making of Kenneth Branagh, photographs by Clive Coote

The Genius of Gin Lane

Hogarth: Volume 1: The ‘Modern Moral Subject,’ 1697–1732 by Ronald Paulson

Hogarth: Volume 2: High Art and Low, 1732–1750 by Ronald Paulson

Hogarth: Volume 3: Art and Politics, 1750–1764 by Ronald Paulson

The Iran-Contra Secrets

Turmoil and Triumph: My Years as Secretary of State by George P. Shultz

Undue Process: A Story of How Political Differences Are Turned into Crimes by Elliott Abrams

Fourth Interim Report to Congress by Lawrence E. Walsh Independent Counsel for Iran/Contra Matters.

With Reagan: The Inside Story by Edwin Meese III

Contributors

Anne Barton is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. She is the author of Essays, Mainly Shakespearean.

Ian Buruma is the author of numerous books, including Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Year Zero: A History of 1945, and, most recently, A Tokyo Romance.

Anita Desai is the author, most recently, of The Artist of Disappearance, a collection of three novellas. (October 2015)

Richard Dorment was the art critic for the Daily Telegraph between 1986 and 2015.

Theodore H. Draper (1912–2006) was an American historian. Educated at City College, he wrote influential studies of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair. Draper was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 1990 recipient of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association.

Misha Glenny is the author of The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804–1999. (July 2003)

Václav Havel (1936–2011) was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic. Havel was one of the six signers of the statement “Tibet: The Peace of the Graveyard.”

Michael Henry Heim (1943–2012) was a professor of Slavic languages at the University of California, Los Angeles. He translated the NYRB Classic *Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age* by Bohumil Hrabal.

Stanley Hoffmann (1928-2015) was the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard. His most recent books are Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for US Foreign Policy and Rousseau and Freedom, coedited with Christie McDonald.


Edward Mortimer was until 2006 the Director of Communications in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General. He is a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer at the Salzburg Global Seminar. (April 2008)

Paul Wilson’s translation of Bohumil Hrabal’s early stories, Mr. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the Cult, is published this month. (November 2015)

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.