Nick Page The Tabloid Shakespeare

ISBN 13: 9780002740531

The Tabloid Shakespeare

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9780002740531: The Tabloid Shakespeare

Love, sex, religion, revenge, intrigue: William Shakespeare has it all, and who better to portray the works of the Bard, tabloid-style, than Nick Page, author of ‘The Tabloid Bible’?

All the news fit to print about Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and many others, plus a great deal more that is definitely not fit to print.

Nothing is sacred in this hilarious, but very well researched, guide to the classics of the English language. Purists will be outraged, scholars will be impressed and students will be eternally grateful for the complete works of Nick Page. For everyone who enjoyed ‘The Tabloid Bible ‘or has seen the Reduced Shakespeare Company perform, here is a highly original publishing idea which is set to become a classic – indeed, as famous as the original works of the Bard himself.

Yet there is a serious side to the spoofs: grace, love, and the power of redemption feature strongly in Shakespeare’s works, elements exploited by Nick Page with the same rapier-like wit which marked ‘The Tabloid Bible’.

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From the Back Cover:

' ‘TO BE OR NOT TO BE’
What Kind Of Question Is That?'

First Prince Hamlet sees ghosts, now he’s talking to himself. The Bard asks, has the great Dane gone barking mad?

'LEAR TODAY, GONERIL TOMORROW'

Krazy King Karves Up his Kingdom

'WHAT’S BLACK AND WHITE AND GREEN ALL OVER?'

Bard Pictorial: Othello and Desdemona The Jealousy, The Lust, The Hankies

'MURDER, INTRIGUE, LUST, AND MEN IN TIGHTS – '

they’re all in 'The Bard' – the only paper that knows the truth!

'RICHARD III GETS THE HUMP'

‘He wanted a horse,’ says a bystander, ‘but I only had a goose with me at the time.’

'A PAIN IN THE ASP'

Cleo gets something toxic down her toga

'WHAT DOES HE WANT OUR EARS FOR?'

Mark Antony in plastic surgery appeal to crowd

'TEENAGERS IN TERRIBLE TOMB TRAGEDY'

Elopement stunt goes wrong for Romeo and Juliet.

Just a few of the headlines from 'The Bard – The Tabloid Shakespeare'. Here are Shakespeare’s plays as you’ve never seen them before with hundreds of quotable lines, tragic scenes, and tender poetry given the unique tabloid touch.

About the Author:

Nick Page is a professional writer and stand-up comedian. He has worked with the broadcaster Steve Chalke and the charity Oasis.

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