You know, back in the day, Shakespeare wasn’t considered elite. Oh sure, his plays were performed for royalty, but they were actually written for tradesmen, shopkeepers, average Joes, anybody who could pay a penny for a ticket. Mostly he wrote plays for the common man, using the language of the times.
Times have changed.

In Shakespeare for Slackers, not only do you get the original play written by William Shakespeare, but you also get what a few of us think he probably would have written if he were still around today. (And if he sat around watching a lot of television.)

It’s Shakespeare translated, retold, vandalized, brutalized, and outright demolished to suit the language of the times.

Why? Because we can.

The eBook version includes the threaded Slackers/Original, pure Slackers, and the glory of the original.

The perfect companion for John Poulsen’s: Shakespeare for Readers’ Theatre.

So if you want to finally understand the great writings of Shakespeare, these books are for you. And for those who do understand the writings, it is just fun reading.

LibraryThing
Really loved this one.
Goodreads
It does help to translate what the bard was trying to get across, but also throws a spin on some of the dialogue to match what might have been said were he to have written it in modern times. It is an excellent way to consume Shakespeare if you are either struggling with the meanings behind the original text, or if you want a fresh way to look at the same story.
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ISBN 9781927400739 $18.99
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