Cease I say, cantankerous old fools /
Thy deeds hath made our streets a no go zone /
No more shall Montagues and Capulets /
Enact their West Side Story Sharks and Jets /
Or else shall pay the forfeit of the peace.To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this is the second of a new collection of the Bard's greatest plays, digested to a few thousand words with invaluable footnotes from John Sutherland. Funny and incredibly clever, these parodies are a joy for those who know their Shakespeare, perfect for the theatre goer needing a quick recap, and a massive relief for those just desperate to pass their English exam.
This ebook has a large amount of footnotes and is best viewed on a device that supports pop-up text.
"The wonderful John Crace collaborating with UCL’s John Sutherland for parodic and truncated retellings of Shakespeare’s great plays."
"Better by far.."
"What finer way to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death than a series of witty modern reworkings...Shakespeare reduced to 100 pages of pithy pentameter with smart side notes."
"Witty, fresh takes on Shakespeare"
"A very pleasant way to read Shakespeare."