genre-effing with Shakespeare

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Hamlet adapted as a quirky comedy: A young man, newly fatherless, finds out that the remaining adults in his life are awful. The only way to get them off his back is to fake an illness, but when the ruse breaks his girlfriend’s heart, he has to fight to set things right. “Death At A Funeral” meets “The Way Way Back”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream adapted as sci-fi horror: A mad scientist and his lab assistant test a new mind-altering drug on four unsuspecting teen runaways before using it on his wife.

Macbeth adapted as a crime farce: Having murdered their house guests on bad advice from a stranger, Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth scramble to hide the evidence, even if it means adding to the body count. “Arsenic And Old Lace” meets “Date Night”

Twelfth Night adapted as a tender small-town drama: On her first day at work in a new town, transwoman Viola’s boss mistakes her for a guy. She wants her new friends to like her for who she really is, but at what cost to her career… and her heart?

Romeo And Juliet adapted as… Don’t. The concept has already infiltrated every genre known to humankind.

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One thought on “genre-effing with Shakespeare

    moteridgerider said:
    May 26, 2015 at 2:34 am

    The ubiquity of Romeo and Juliet. The phrase ‘done to death’ comes to mind.

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