That Way Madness Lies

That Way Madness Lies : Fifteen of Shakespeare's Most Notable Works Reimagined

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West Side Story. 10 Things I Hate About You. She's the Man. Warm Bodies. Contemporary audiences have always craved reimaginings of Shakespeare's most beloved works. Now, some of today's best writers for teens take on the Bard in these 15 whip-smart and original retellings!

Contributors include Dahlia Adler (reimagining The Merchant of Venice), Kayla Ancrum (The Taming of the Shrew), Lily Anderson (As You Like It), Melissa Bashardoust (A Winter's Tale), Patrice Caldwell (Hamlet), A. R. Capetta and Cori McCarthy (Much Ado About Nothing), Brittany Cavallaro (Sonnet 147), Joy McCullough (King Lear), Anna-Marie McLemore (Midsummer Night's Dream), Samantha Mabry (Macbeth), Tochi Onyebuchi (Coriolanus), Mark Oshiro (Twelfth Night), Lindsay Smith (Julius Caesar), Kiersten White (Romeo and Juliet), and Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka (The Tempest).
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 137 x 210 x 30.48mm | 408.23g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250753864
  • 9781250753861
  • 5,536

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"From comedy to tragedy to sonnet, from texts to storms to prom, this collection is a knockout." --BuzzFeed.com "Thoughtfully curated by Adler (His Hideous Heart), this sumptuous anthology reframes Shakespeare's work, linking themes to contemporary concerns while bringing a critical eye to the originals' cultural assumptions. With its range of narrative styles and diverse protagonists, this collection offers much to savor." --Publishers Weekly

"That Way Madness Lies is a must-read for theater kids ready to consider their favorite comedies and tragedies in a new way, as well as Shakespeare skeptics who might be more willing to warm up to William if his story of star crossed lovers involved an incredibly high stakes text chain." --Booklist

"The stories stand capably on their own merits but will be enriched by familiarity with--or better yet, reading alongside--Shakespeare's original plays and sonnets. Budding writers may even be inspired to put their own spins on the Bard of Avon's timeless tales." --BookPage "Queer and diverse, this Shakespeare anthology takes 15 of the Bard's most iconic works and builds an eclectic collection that successfully subverts the original white heteronormative canon. Built-in curriculum potential and excellent representation mean school libraries in particular will find this anthology a worthy purchase." --School Library Journal

"Ranging from grim and gritty to starry-eyed and futuristic, these 15 stories retell the Bard's works as they've rarely been presented before. A radical reimagining and avant-garde interpretation of Shakespeare." --Kirkus Reviews

"That Way Madness Lies is a stunning collection of laughs, heartbreak, and beauty. The authors and the source material shine in this book." --PaperbackParis.com

"That Way Madness Lies is a spectacular, spell-binding Shakespearean collection that you will fall deeply in love with...Each tale is a gem in the glittering crown of this anthology, which is one of the best anthologies I've ever read." --TheNerdDaily.com Praise for His Hideous Heart

"Adler's anthology brims over with fierce delight and uncanny invention; the stories here vary in their effect nearly as much as Poe's do. If you haven't read Poe before, His Hideous Heart works equally well as an introduction, a tribute and a loving critique." --The New York Times Book Review "Presenting 13 reinterpretations of Poe's works alongside the originals, this enticing anthology offers an accessible, multifaceted reading experience for fans old and new." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "A genre-bending collection of 13 twists on Edgar Allan Poe's works does Poe proud with this creepy and atmospheric set of stories inspired by a handful of his most well-known works. Diversity in race, gender identity, and sexuality is well-represented. Poe's ghost happily haunts this fresh, delightfully dark collection." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "While we love Edgar Allan Poe--the original sadboi and Halloween's unofficial literary mascot--we have to admit that his 150-year-old stories could use a 2019-worthy glow-up. The YA story collection His Hideous Heart takes that challenge and runs with it. Each of the anthology's contributors revamp or totally reinvent 13 of Poe's best-known stories and poems, imbuing most of them with a much-needed dose of feminism, LGBTQ representation, and racial diversity." --HelloGiggles.com
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About Dahlia Adler

Dahlia Adler (editor) is an editor of mathematics by day, a book blogger by night, and a Young Adult author at every spare moment in between. She is the editor of the anthologies His Hideous Heart (a Junior Library Guild selection) and That Way Madness Lies, and the author of Cool for the Summer. She lives in New York with her family and an obscene number of books.
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253 ratings
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4 43% (108)
3 31% (79)
2 6% (14)
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