10 Contemporary Novels Inspired by Shakespeare

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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.

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Author: sarij

I'm a writer, lifelong bibliophile ,and researcher. I hold a Bachelors in Humanities & History and a Master's in Humanities. When I'm not reading or talking about Shakespeare or history, you can usually find me in the garden discussing science or politics with my cat.

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