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Shakespeare Plays Given Tabloid Twist

Shakespeare Plays Given Tabloid Twist

Shakespeare Plays Given Tabloid Twist

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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