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YOLO Juliet: Shakespeare Translated into Textspeak and Emojis

(Image: Amazon)

A neurological study found that reading Shakespeare enhances your ability to think. This is your shortcut to that advantage. YOLO Juliet is a textspeak and emoji-filled retelling of Shakespeare's most famous play. It's part of the OMG Shakespeare series of translations, including srsly Hamlet, A Midsummer Night #nofilter, and Macbeth #killingit. The books are marketed specifically at the teen and young adult reading market in the hope of making Shakespeare's classics accessible to them. Here's what a typical page looks like:

(Photo: The Digital Reader)

Novelist Sam Sykes reflects on this reimagining of the Bard:

-via Dave Barry


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