7 Shakespeare Send-Ups in Literature

These seven novels all contain delightful nods to the Bard.


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2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and is sure to be the biggest celebration of the Bard in our lifetime. (More on that here.) From an Appalachian Macbeth to a modern family who communicates almost entirely in Shakespeare, we’ve found 7 novels that capture the spirit—and some of the plots—of the Bard’s best plays. See if your favorites made the list!


Bookshelf curated by Kayleigh George.


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About Kayleigh George

Kayleigh George

KAYLEIGH GEORGE joined Blue Rider Press as Associate Marketing Director in 2016 after 3 years at Crown and 5 at HarperCollins. She has worked on bestselling campaigns for Delia Ephron, Anthony Marra, Chris Pavone, Rebecca Mead, Kate Bolick, Herman Koch, Michael Faber, and Gillian Flynn. She has been an instructor in the Columbia Publishing Course since 2015.

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