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Shakespeare Plays Given Tabloid Twist

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Ever wonder what William Shakespeare’s greatest works would look like brought to life on the front of a 21st century tabloid?

Us neither, to be honest - but this doesn’t mean we’re any less impressed by The Sun’s tribute to the Bard’s 450th birthday, which has seen the newspaper faithfully mocking up his finest plays for a special series of front covers.

From the CSI approach to Hamlet (“Alas poor Yorick - skull found”) to the salacious teen tryst of Romeo And Juliet (Montague lad, 17, weds Capulet, 13”), the tabloid’s famously no-nonsense tone helps to give the stories a clever, modern twist.

They’re so good we’ll even let the ‘Happy Bard Day’ pun slide…

Romeo and Juliet

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Henry V

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Othello

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The Merchant of Venice

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Macbeth

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King Lear

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Twelfth Night

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Henry IV, Part 1

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Hamlet

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