The classic Romeo & Juliet transcribed to modern day lingo
“Was ever book containing such vile matter
So fairly bound? O, that deceit should dwell
In such a gorgeous palace!”
Romeo and Juliet, Act III, Scene II
Hands down, Shakespeare was the most confusing part of English class, inducing nightmares in iambic pentameter. Let's be real, he's not even writing in real English. Why does "wherefore" mean "why" and not "where?" So frustrating!
Luckily, the prestigious Penguin Random House has come out with a series called “OMG Shakespeare” so you can enjoy the Bard's classics transcribed in to texting and tweeting lingo. Shakespeare for the modern age in hard copy or ebook has arrived. The series includes YOLO Juliet, Macbeth #killingit, srsly Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night #nofilter so you can catch up on all the major classics.
I’m sure there are William the Bard fanatics out there #literallydying right now, but don’t worry, there is still hope for the modern age. If you want real, die-hard William, you need the app Shakespeare. Totally dedicated to good ol’ Bill, you can flip through his works, save your favorite quotes, and look up characters at ease.
Maybe the new take on an old classic will help revive the Bard for the next generation, or then again, maybe not. #WayToKillLiteracy?