Contemporary Novels Inspired by Shakespeare

It’s April, the month where the literary minded generally celebrate the birth and life of William ShakespeareShakespeare. This month marks what would have been Shakespeare’s nearly 450th birthday. This month, in lieu of a Featured Author, we will be celebrating Shakespeare’s life and works, in an effort to “reintroduce” our readers to the Bard and introduce him to the unfamiliar.

We will reviewing his plays, providing you with various articles about Shakespeare and discussing his authorship, contemporary versions of his works and what it’s like to perform Shakespeare.

Join us this month as we celebrate the works of literature’s greatest writer. We kick things off with a post from our friends at FlavorWire:

We have Shakespeare to thank for helping to shape the English language, and the preeminent playwright’s influence on literature is evident in the works of everyone from Herman Melville to William Faulkner. We wanted to examine how a few contemporary authors have been injecting new life into the Bard’s creations, which have been forever embedded in our collective cultural mythos. Inspired by the New York Times’ article about Maurice Sendak’s connection to Shakespeare, here are ten novels that tackle the dramatist’s theatrics.

See the full post here.

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