Revamping Shakespeare

Friday, December 21, 2012

It’s not hard to see why web cartoonist Ryan North’s new choose-your-own adventure version of Shakespeare’s "Hamlet" has quickly gained popularity among the digital set. It's a clever, internet-age savvy update of a classic.

But what do Shakespeare scholars make of re-purposing the bard’s work this way? And what are the limits of re-mixing Shakespeare?

Anya Saffir, theater director and instructor at the Atlantic Acting School, assesses the project.


Anya Saffir

Produced by:

Mythili Rao

Comments [2]

Erik S. from Metuchen, NJ

A great way that I found to read Shakespeare was to read Two Gentlemen of Leboswki written by Adam Bertocci. Check it out!

Dec. 21 2012 03:48 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

How about Hamlet On Anti-Depressants... both Hamlet and the audience

Dec. 21 2012 01:03 PM

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