I couldn't say no to a book of Shakespearean mad libs when offered. Who would? If you're not familiar with mad libs, it's a small paragraph with missing words here and there. On the opposite page are fun, ambiguous prompts. For instance: "Who is sick and ___ with grief." The prompt on the other page is, "How does your great-aunt Ramona look when she has a stomach flu?" I asked my brother, Leo, what he would put and his reply was, "Constipated." Haha!
What I like about William Shakespeare: Rewritten by You is that it's divided into Tragedies, like Hamlet, Julius Ceasar, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet), Histories, like Henry V and Richard II, and Comedies, like As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, and Twelfth Night, among many others.
I love the example in the beginning of the book: "What's something a hippie does?" " The lady doth smoke pot too much, methinks."
This is the beginning of the introduction:
"Whoever originally said you shouldn't mess with a good thing was probably a massive party pooper. It's time to sharpen your pencil -- or, if you're feeling bold, whip out your favorite pen -- because it's about to get messy around here. Literally messy."
One day my younger brothers and I turned off the TV, I grabbed a pen, and I asked them the prompt questions. They gave me some pretty hilarious responses. Afterwards, I read the whole page and we were dying of laughter. Here's another funny sentence my brother, Ben, improved upon: "I urged your further; then you scratched your scrotum."
William Shakespeare: Rewritten by You would be perfect for when you're with a group of friends. Grab a bunch of snacks, pass around the book, and have a good laugh!
Would you get this book?
Who would you play mad libs with?
**I received this book for me, but all opinions are my own.**