Srsly Hamlet

By SHAKESPEARE, William & SHAKESPEARE, William

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ISBN
9780553535389 9780553535471 9780553535396 9780553535488
Publisher
Random


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2015  |  Young Adult

Gr 8 Up—These titles strip Shakespearean plays of Elizabethan language and iambic pentameter, rendering modern retellings utilizing text slang littered with emojis. Content-wise, the authors remain true to the original story lines with no major omissions. Stylistically, the format has inherent strengths and weaknesses. Students will immediately understand "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have checked into Elsinore Castle" and this quite literally sets the scene. Yet, the reality of texting is that people ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In these gimmicky adaptations, King Claudius is "#SorryNotSorry" about stealing the crown and Juliet wonders, "ugh, why does he have to be a Montague?" The cont...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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