Shaking Up Shakespeare

Happy birthday, Mr. William Shakespeare! This famous English playwright, poet and dramatist was born around late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. His works are so pervasive and historically significant that they have actually changed the English language!  

I'm not surprised that such influential writing would move other creators to try some Shakespearean spin-offs. Shake up your Shakespeare with these inspired parodies and adaptations. Enjoy! 

Pop SonnetsShakespearean Spins on your Favorite Songs

What happens when Erik Didriksen turns 100 famous pop songs from artists like Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift into Shakespearean sonnets? A work of laugh-out-loud genius! 

William Shakespeare's the Jedi Doth ReturnStar Wars Part the Sixth

Part the Sixth of Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars series. Star Wars in iambic pentameter? Oh, it works! 

The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet

This relatable graphic novel brings color to Shakespeare's classic Romeo & Juliet. 

Romeo And/or JulietChooseable-path Adventure

Rewrite this famous star-crossed love story in this choose-your-own-adventure interactive fiction. Then do it all again! 

Toil and Trouble

A beautiful retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth from the perspective of the three witches in graphic novel format.