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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.

Prince of Cats by Ron Wimberly

Ron Wimberly’s graphic novel retelling Prince of Cats is Romeo and Juliet with an edge: Set in Brooklyn in an ’80s block party, the tale stars Tybalt as the principle character. And as if the vivid, striking illustrations weren’t enough to add this to your TBR pile, the book is also a linguist’s delight: It’s written in Iambic pentameter. 
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