Rewriting Shakespeare

Many writers have re-interpreted the works of William Shakespeare, and a new project, The Hogarth Shakespeare, is just the latest. Launching in 2016 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the series will commission prominent authors to create "cover versions" of the Bard's plays.

The first book of the project will be written by Jeanette Winterson who has chosen The Winter's Tale as her contribution. Also contracted is Anne Tyler who plans to re-write The Taming of the Shrew.