William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls
About the Book
Celebrate the 15th anniversary of Tina Fey's Mean Girls with this illustrated adaptation of the cult classic script, retold in Shakespearean verse by the best-selling author of William Shakespeare's Star Wars.
On Wednesdays we array ourselves in pink! Mean Girls gets an Elizabethan makeover in this totally fetch comedy of manners about North Shore High’s queen bees, wannabes, misfits, and nerds. Written in the style of the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls tells the story of Cady Heron’s rise from home-schooled jungle freak to one of the most popular girls in school. Every scene and line of dialogue from the iconic script is reimagined in authentic Shakespearean rhyme, meter and stage directions, complete with dramatic asides from Janis, Damian, Gretchen, and Karen. By the end, you’ll be surprised that Shakespeare didn’t pen this classic story of rivalries, betrayal, jealousy, obsession, and fastidious rule-making about when one can and cannot wear sweatpants.
A 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist“Much Ado About Mean Girls reimagines Tina Fey’s screenplay as an Elizabethan play. It’s a tricky premise to get right, but Doescher hits the mark.”—Paste“Delightful.”—Portland Tribune“[William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Mean Girls] will delight with its depth.”—Booklist“If this first entry in the wider Pop Shakespeare universe is anything to go by, Doescher will be on bookshelves and in homes for many more years to come.”—Manhattan Book Review“When it comes to Doescher’s ability to cleverly and faithfully convert our favorite movies into Shakespearean masterpieces, the limit doth not exist.”—Geeks of Doom
About the Author
Ian Doescher has loved Shakespeare since eighth grade and was born 45 days after Star Wars Episode IV was released. He has a B.A. in Music from Yale University, a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Ethics from Union Theological Seminary. Ian lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and two sons. This is his first book.