Bards of a Feather: 11 Books Inspired by William Shakespeare

Imaginative retellings of the playwright's classic works.

William Shakespeare Retellings
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A Midsummer Night's Dream & The Tempest

A Midsummer Tempest

A Midsummer Tempest

By Poul Anderson

The Merchant of Venice

Shylock's Daughter Shakespeare Retellings

Shylock's Daughter

By Erica Jong

Romeo and Juliet

Crushing on a Capulet

Crushing on a Capulet

By Tony Abbott

The Night Circus Shakespeare Retellings

The Night Circus

By Erin Morgenstern

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Othello

I, Iago Shakespeare Retellings

I, Iago

By Nicole Galland

Taming of the Shrew

Vinegar Girl Shakespeare Retellings

Vinegar Girl

By Anne Tyler

Hamlet

Nutshell Shakespeare Retellings

Nutshell

By Ian McEwan

Macbeth

The Talented Mr. Ripley Shakespeare Retellings

The Talented Mr. Ripley

By Patricia Highsmith

King Lear 

A Thousand Acres Shakespeare Retellings

A Thousand Acres

By Jane Smiley

The Tempest

Hag-Seed Shakespeare Retellings

Hag-Seed

By Margaret Atwood

The Winter's Tale

Exit Pursued by a Bear Shakespeare Retellings

Exit, Pursued by a Bear

By E.K. Johnston

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