Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs
The Bard meets the Backstreet Boys in Pop Sonnets, a collection of 100 classic pop songs reimagined as Shakespearean sonnets. All of your favorite artists are represented in these pages--from Bon Jovi and Green Day to Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé, and beyond. Already a smash sensation on the... show more
The Bard meets the Backstreet Boys in Pop Sonnets, a collection of 100 classic pop songs reimagined as Shakespearean sonnets. All of your favorite artists are represented in these pages--from Bon Jovi and Green Day to Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé, and beyond. Already a smash sensation on the Internet--the Tumblr page has 50,000+ followers--Pop Sonnets has been featured by the A.V. Club, BuzzFeed, and Vanity Fair, among many others. More than half of these pop sonnets are exclusive to this collection and have never been published in any form.
Publish date: 2015-10-06
Publisher: Quirk Books
Pages no: 112
Edition language: English
Brilliant!I love Shakespeare, and when you mash it up with pop music, it makes for some enthralling reading.I can't believe how much I loved this collection though. My favorite sonnet was a Bruno Mars adaption of Just The Way You Are. It was beautiful. I read it aloud to the hubby and he even agree...
I really liked this one. It started with just the idea, combining Shakespearian poetry and modern pop song lyrics, and, perhaps a little bit to my own surprise, it worked really well. It's a great mix of new and older songs, so I think everyone will at least be able to recognize the poems for some...
I won't this in a Booklikes giveaway. I wasn't required to review, much less write a positive review. What if Shakespeare had written The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Iron Man? The Gambler? All You Need Is Love? Ice, Ice Baby? I Kissed a Girl? It's Raining Men? I've never thought about ...
I received a copy of this book from Booklikes in exchange for an honest review.This is a hilarious book that is well written. Didriksen has an amazing talent for imitating Shakespeare's writing.The reason I gave this book 3-stars was because I really liked the idea more than the execution. While eac...
[I received a copy of this book through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]Clever, very clever.And in proper rhyming structure *and* iambic pentameters (yes, I counted; not for every single sonnet, but I still counted, just to make sure).This collection of 100 famous songs—some dating back...