|Recommendations for novels based on Shakespeare plays?
||[Aug. 24th, 2011|12:08 pm]
HA HA HA! Marlowe's my bitch!
I'm thinking especially of things like Matt Haig's Dead Fathers Club and The Last Family in England/The Labrador Pact and some of the manga Shakespeare which in fanfiction terms are AUs, where the characters, situations and themes are transferred into a different setting. I'm interested in straighter retellings too though.|
I'm interested in professionally published stuff more than fanfiction, and in novels and short stories more than films and plays and so on. I'm not interested in retellings where the primary aim is making Shakespeare 'accessible' to children or teenagers - I'm interested in original works which use Shakespeare to say something new.
I say 'recommendations', but I'm interested in things you think are rubbish as well as things you like.
[Cross-posting this to own journal]