Hotspur. Readers can feel deeply the anguish of the protagonist of Ethan Hawke’s novel titled, A Bright Ray of Darkness. He is a film actor making his Broadway debut in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, playing the role of Hotspur. His marriage has fallen apart, and he falls easily into self-destructive behavior. He often seems clueless, as Hawke pulls readers into the world of the theater, this play, the actors in a philosophical examination of art and the life of the artist.
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