Friday, 22 May 2020

5 Books 1 Theme - Shakespeare Retellings

I've been envying other people's broadband connections this week, particularly their ability to watch the myriad of theatre livestream broadcasts that we just don't have good enough wifi to watch ourselves. Admittedly I wouldn't actually want to swap the tranquillity of our current rural location just in order to watch the plays, but with the Benedict Cumberbatch / Johnny Lee Miller Frankenstein being advertised alongside Gillian Anderson's A Streetcar Named Desire, I was briefly tempted!
Instead, I distracted myself by putting together this 5 Books 1 Theme post highlighting a quintet of Shakespeare play retellings I've read.

(Click the cover images to visit each book's Literary Flits review.)

Have you read any of these five books? If so, what did you think of them?
What's your favourite Shakespeare play or Shakespeare retelling?


  1. I've always loved Shakespeare, so Shakespeare retellings are perfect for me! I'm especially interested in New Boy---I'll have to check that one out.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. New Boy is excellent! Shocking scenes, but I was impressed with it as a novel. I've since re-read Othello and could recognise more of the connections

  2. Was this post made just for me? I love Shakespeare so much. I don't have a favourite play, per se, but I will say his tragedies are what I believe to be Shakespeare at his best. I need to read more retellings of his works and I really want to read Macbeth by Jo Nesbo.

    1. You did cross my mind as I was compiling this post!
      Your enthusiasm for Shakespeare is gradually wearing off on me!