@wishfulendings.com. This meme is a rebrand of Waiting on Wednesday, which was hosted by Jill@breakingthespine. The purpose of this meme is to feature a book, usually unpublished, that we can't wait to read. This week, I'm featuring a YA Modern Day Shakespeare Anthology. All info comes from Goodreads!
Title: That Way Madness Lies
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Genre: YA, Retellings, Anthology
Expected Publication: March 16th, 2021 by Flatiron Books
Fifteen acclaimed YA writers put their modern spin on William Shakespeare’s celebrated classics!
West Side Story. 10 Things I Hate About You. Kiss Me, Kate. Contemporary audiences have always craved reimaginings of Shakespeare’s most beloved works. Now, some of today’s best writers for teens take on the Bard in these 15 whip-smart and original retellings!
Contributors include Dahlia Adler (reimagining The Merchant of Venice), Kayla Ancrum (The Taming of the Shrew), Lily Anderson (As You Like It), Patrice Caldwell (Hamlet), Melissa Bashardoust (A Winter’s Tale), Amy Rose Capetta, and Cori McCarthy (Much Ado About Nothing), Brittany Cavallaro (Sonnet 147), Joy McCullough (King Lear), Anna-Marie McLemore (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Samantha Mabry (Macbeth), Tochi Onyebuchi (Coriolanus), Mark Oshiro (Twelfth Night), Lindsay Smith (Julius Caesar), Kiersten White (Romeo and Juliet), and Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka (The Tempest).
If you all have been following this blog for a while you know that I'm a huge fan of theatre, and that includes Shakespeare. When I saw this, I knew I needed to get the Ebook because I'm trying to save some space on my shelves, but I really wanted to read this book to see the modern takes on the classic stories. I think that colleges and high schools should consider added the short story from here into the curriculum when studying Shakespeare. I love how they added some well-known, and some stories that are not as well known into the book.