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Pop Shakespeare Series

Ian Doescher and Kent Barton
Each book in the Pop Shakespeare series adapts the script of a beloved movie or television show into Shakespearean verse, offering a witty Elizabethan makeover to iconic scenes and dialogueas if the Bard had written your favorite pop culture touchstones himself!
William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future! by Ian Doescher
William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Mean Girls by Ian Doescher
William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Clueless by Ian Doescher

Pop Shakespeare Series : Titles in Order

Book 3
Celebrate Clueless and rolleth with the homies with this illustrated adaptation of the cult classic script, retold in Shakespearean verse by the best-selling author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.

Clueless gets a makeover that Cher Horowitz and the Bard would approve of in this witty retelling of the ’90s teen comedy. Cher, the fairest maiden of Bronson Alcott High in Beverly Hills, spends her days merrily match-making and mall-hopping with her best friend Dionne. But her good intentions create mischief for her friends and family, including her new friend Tai, her crush Christian, and her cute stepbrother Josh, turning a comedy of errors into high drama. Can Cher admit her folly in time to save her friendships—and her own heart?
Book 2
Celebrate Back to the Future with this illustrated adaptation of the cult classic script, retold in Shakespearean verse by the best-selling author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.

In the iconic film by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, teenaged Marty McFly travels back in time from the 1980s to the 1950s, changing the path of his parents’ destiny . . . as well as his own. Now fans of the movie can journey back even further—to the 16th century, when the Bard of Avon unveils his latest masterpiece: William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future! Every scene and line of dialogue from the hit movie is re-created with authentic Shakespearean rhyme, meter, and stage directions. This reimagining also includes jokes and Easter eggs for movie fans, from Huey Lewis call-outs to the inner thoughts of Einstein (the dog). By the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll be convinced that Shakespeare had a time-traveling DeLorean of his own, speeding to our era so he could pen this time-tossed tale.
Book 1
Celebrate Tina Fey’s Mean Girls with this illustrated adaptation of the cult classic script, retold in Shakespearean verse by the best-selling author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.

On Wednesdays we array ourselves in pink! Mean Girls gets an Elizabethan makeover in this totally fetch comedy of manners about North Shore High’s queen bees, wannabes, misfits, and nerds. Written in the style of the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls tells the story of Cady Heron’s rise from home-schooled jungle freak to one of the most popular girls in school. Every scene and line of dialogue from the iconic script is reimagined in authentic Shakespearean rhyme, meter and stage directions, complete with dramatic asides from Janis, Damian, Gretchen, and Karen. By the end, you’ll be surprised that Shakespeare didn’t pen this classic story of rivalries, betrayal, jealousy, obsession, and fastidious rule-making about when one can and cannot wear sweatpants.
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