Today is Shakespeare’s Birthday

Looking for a modern version of one of the Bard’s plays? You may not have thought of these…

Is David Wroblewski’s The Story of Edgar Sawtelle a retelling of Hamlet?    Could Christopher Moore’s Fool be King Lear?

Probably the best way to appreciate Shakespeare is to hear and see the plays.  Reading the language of Shakespeare is not easy; if you need a primer to re-read them, try Charles and Mary Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare, a children’s classic, but a great way to get the story line.