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  • Published: 15 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9780399557378
  • Imprint: RH USA Kids Trade
  • Format: Hardback
  • RRP: $49.99

OMG Shakespeare Boxed Set


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Three of Shakespeare’s most popular plays…in texts?! The immortal William Shakespeare is given a fun, modern twist in this OMG Shakespeare boxed set!

This hilarious boxed set includes three adaptations of Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedies:

YOLO Juliet
srsly Hamlet
Macbeth #killing it

Imagine: What if Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Ophelia, and Macbeth and Lady Macbeth had smartphones? To bae or not to bae? The real question is: How can you read while ROTFL?! If you <3 shakespeare,="" don’t="" miss="" romeo’s="" flirty="" texts="" to="" juliet,="" hamlet’s="" passive-aggressive="" status="" updates,="" or="" macbeth’s="" reaction="" when="" the="" great="" birnam="" wood="" checks="" in="" to="" his="">

tl;dr William Shakespeare’s most famous plays told through the characters texting with emojis, posting photos, checking in at locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for any teen (or any reader with a sense of humor)!

Glossaries and casts of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.

  • Pub date: 15 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9780399557378
  • Imprint: RH USA Kids Trade
  • Format: Hardback
  • RRP: $49.99

About the Authors

Courtney Carbone

Courtney Carbone studied English and creative writing in Baltimore before moving to New York City to become a full-time children’s book editor. When she isn’t collaborating with the greatest playwright of all time, Courtney can be found studying various forms of comedy and trying to finish the joke, “Two groundlings walk into a bard. . . .”

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, and was baptised on 26 April 1564. His father was a glove maker and wool merchant and his mother, Mary Arden, was the daughter of a well-to-do local land owner. Shakespeare was probably educated in Stratford’s grammar school. In 1582 he married Anne Hathaway, and the couple had a daughter the following year and twins in 1585.

Shakespeare’s theatrical life seems to have commenced around 1590. We do know that he was part of the Lord Chamberlain’s Company, which was renamed the King’s Company in 1603 when James I succeeded to the throne. The Company acquired interests in two theatres in the Southwark area of London, near the banks of the Thames - the Globe and the Blackfriars.

Shakespeare’s poetry was published before his plays, with two poems appearing in 1593 and 1594, dedicated to his patron Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton. Most of Shakespeare’s sonnets were probably written at this time as well.

Records of Shakespeare’s plays begin to appear in 1594, and he produced roughly two a year until around 1611. His earliest plays include Henry VI and Titus Andronicus. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Richard II all date from the mid to late 1590s. Some of his most famous tragedies were written in the early 1600s; these include Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth and Antony & Cleopatra. His late plays, often known as the Romances, date from 1608 onwards and include The Tempest.

Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616 and was buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. The first collected edition of his works was published in 1623 and is known as ‘the First Folio’.


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