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Yolo Juliet, Srsly Hamlet, Macbeth #killingit, and A Midsummer Night #nofilter by William Shakespeare and Brett Wright and Courtney Carbone

Friday, September 11, 2015
Romeo and Juliet, one of the greatest love stories ever told . . . in texts?! 
 
Imagine: What if those star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
 
Two families at war. 
A boy and a girl in love.
A secret marriage gone oh-so-wrong.
 
and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. ;)
 
 
tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, checking in at certain locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens.

A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.


Goodreads Summary





Hamlet, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?!
 
Imagine: What if Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, and the tragic Ophelia had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
 
A kingdom on the brink of war.
A stolen throne.
A boy seeking revenge.
 
and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. ;)
 
 
tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, checking in at certain locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens.

A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.


Goodreads Summary




Macbeth, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?!
 
Imagine: What if that tragic couple, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
 
A prophecy from three witches.
A social-climbing couple committing a murder most foul.
A cover-up that spins way out of control.


and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. ;)
 
 
tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, posting photos, checking in at locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens.

A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.
 

Goodreads Summary


A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?!

Imagine: What if the fairies and star-crossed lovers of the forest had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!

Four lovers who can’t decide who they have a crush on. 
One mischievous fairy with a love potion. 
Total chaos in the fairy world, the human world, and everywhere in between!

and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. ;)
 
tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, posting photos, checking in at locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens.

A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.


Goodreads Summary


We all know the stories of the old Shakespeare classics. We all read them in our Freshmen High School English class, and whether you liked them or not, you can't deny that they are great classics in literature. If you could now imagine that all of the characters are on their cell phones texting and using emojis, you can see how ridiculous and silly this idea can be.

That being said, there is a bit of charm and glimmer to these re-presented pieces of classic literature. I was just laughing the whole time when I was re-imagining Juliet flipping out with her cell phone glued to her hand, fingers flying like the wind over her touch screen. I liked imagining them in period appropriate attire with modern electronics and it entertained me to no end. In general, this is meant to be a fun re-telling of the old great stories. If it seems like something you might get a good chuckle from, then by all means indulge yourself. You wont regret it.

3.5 Stars

Reviewed by Chris


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