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Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!
In honor of the Bard's 450th birthday, we have put together a list of his works, and some of the many works inspired by his plays and his life. This list includes material for kids and adults. Also see Happy Birthday, Shakespeare: Movies for film versions of Shakespeare's work.   Print this list Print this list
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Cover Art: Shakespeare saved my life : ten years in solitary with the Bard /
Shakespeare saved my life : ten years in solitary with the Bard
Bates, Laura
Adult Nonfiction Book PR2976 .B37 2013
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Cover Art: The Shakespeare stealer /
The Shakespeare stealer
Blackwood, Gary L.
Children's Fiction BLACKWO
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Cover Art: Shakespeare's secret /
Shakespeare's secret
Broach, Elise.
Children's Fiction BROACH
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Cover Art: Shakespeare : the world as stage /
Shakespeare : the world as stage
Bryson, Bill.
Highlights in this fun, concise biography include Bryson's list of some of the phrases Shakespeare coined, the words he invented, and the clear debunking of the "someone else wrote Shakespeare" group, all in under 200 pages.
Adult Nonfiction Book PR2895 .B79 2007
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Cover Art: William Shakespeare's Star Wars : verily, a new hope /
William Shakespeare's Star Wars : verily, a new hope
Doescher, Ian
Star Wars, written in Shakespearean language.
Adult Nonfiction Book PS3604.O342 W56 2013
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Cover Art: Romiette and Julio /
Romiette and Julio
Draper, Sharon M.
Teen Fiction DRAPER
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Cover Art: Letters to Juliet : celebrating Shakespeare's greatest heroine, the magical city
Letters to Juliet : celebrating Shakespeare's greatest heroine, the magical city
Friedman, Lise.
Adult Nonfiction Book PR2831 .F75 2006
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Cover Art: A duke never yields /
A duke never yields
Gray, Juliana, 1972-
Adult Fiction GRAY
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Cover Art: A gentleman never tells /
A gentleman never tells
Gray, Juliana, 1972-
Adult Fiction GRAY
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Cover Art: A lady never lies /
A lady never lies
Gray, Juliana, 1972-
The first in a trilogy of novels inspired by Love's Labour's Lost. Three noblemen and three ladies, all intent on a year of strict study, accidentally occupy the same castle in 19th century Italy. It is followed, in order, by A Gentleman Never Tells and A Duke Never Yields.
Adult Fiction GRAY
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Cover Art: Will in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare /
Will in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare
Greenblatt, Stephen, 1943-
Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Greenblatt creates a deep, breathtakingly vivid portrait of Shakespeare by analyzing his words and connecting them to the events of the day. This is not only an incredibly insightful biography, it is also a glimpse into the intense, complicated world of Elizabethan England, and and a magnificently accessible window into Shakespeare's plays.
Adult Nonfiction Book PR2894 .G74 2004
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Cover Art: The Juliet club /
The Juliet club
Harper, Suzanne.
Teen Fiction HARPER
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Cover Art: Love disguised /
Love disguised
Klein, Lisa, 1958-
Teen Fiction KLEIN
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Cover Art: Shakespeare Insult Generator : Mix and Match More Than 150,000 Insults in the Ba
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Cover Art: Eyes like stars /
Eyes like stars
Mantchev, Lisa
Teen Fiction MANTCHE
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Cover Art: Fool /
Fool
Moore, Christopher, 1957-
King Lear, retold from the point of view of the Fool, in classic Christopher Moore fashion.
Adult Fiction MOORE
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Cover Art: Julie and Romeo : a novel /
Julie and Romeo : a novel
Ray, Jeanne.
Romeo and Julie re a pair of middle aged florists from competing shops who fall in love. A very sweet novel!
Adult Fiction RAY
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Cover Art: The tempest /
The tempest
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Shakespeare's last play.
Adult Nonfiction Book PR2833.A2 H59 1999
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Cover Art: A year in the life of William Shakespeare, 1599 /
A year in the life of William Shakespeare, 1599
Shapiro, James S., 1955-
Adult Nonfiction Book PR2907 .S47 2005
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Cover Art: A thousand acres /
A thousand acres
Smiley, Jane
King Lear, set on a farm in modern day Iowa. A Pulitzer Prize winner.
Adult Fiction
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Cover Art: The story of Edgar Sawtelle : a novel /
The story of Edgar Sawtelle : a novel
Wroblewski, David.
A retelling of Hamlet, set in rural Wisconsin. A very beautiful story.
Adult Fiction WROBLEW
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