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Happy Birthday, Billy Shakes: 5 modern-day retellings of Shakespeare’s plays

The play's the thing...the thing that inspired these novels, that is.

A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison

Ever crave a retelling of Hamlet from Ophelia’s point of view? Enter the YA novel A Wounded Name, where Ophelia attends an American boarding school, gets mixed up with the tragic headmaster’s son Dane, and sees ghosts, too. “Readers familiar with Hamlet will be fascinated with this retelling,” writes the Library School Journal. 

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