srsly Hamlet


Hamlet, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?!

Imagine: What if Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, and the tragic Ophelia had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!

A kingdom on the brink of war.

A stolen throne.

A boy seeking revenge.

<3 and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. 😉

tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, checking in at certain locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens.

A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.

The Phoenix’s Perspective

srsly Hamlet was very funny. I can’t lie – it was not as funny as YOLO Juliet. Perhaps that is due to the actual content of the play.  I think it is easier to see a love struck couple talking back and forth, but not as easy to envision some of the conversations here (especially those with the ghost) occurring.  Even so, it was still funny.

Would I add it to the library?

Yes and there are other plays that I am looking into getting as well: Hamlet (srsly Hamlet), Macbeth (Macbeth #killingit), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (A Midsummer Night #nofilter).


Genre: Fiction – romance, humor
ISBN: 9780553535389
Rating:  good

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