Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare: Modern Day Tales of Shakespeare

On April 22nd, we kick-off our 3-day event of “Celebrations of 400 years of Shakespeare“.

So, all you wonderful storytellers, let’s start with doing what Shakespeare was best known for – his stories!

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Pick up your favourite Shakespearean story.
  2. Identify the underlying theme, and write a 100-word synopsis.
  3. Attempt your own take on the same theme and write a story of 2000 words or less.
  4. Refer to the synopsis to guide you when you get stuck, stay close to the original story and yet make it different by giving it your own voice. You may use different characters, settings, incidents and even plot. Only the premise has to be the same.
  5. Publish it on your blog.
  6. Pingback to this post or directly share the link here in the comments section.
  7. Read other stories and offer your feedback.

Rules –

  1. Pingback to this post is important to let readers find and read your story.
  2. It is not enough to write and share your own story. Please take out time to read someone else’s too.
  3. Stick to the word limit. That’s the biggest challenge. 🙂
  4. Please share the word, reblog, share on Facebook and encourage others to participate too.
  5. Non-members are welcome to participate. They can leave their links in the comments or ping-back via the post link. If you chose to share the link, please remember to tag the post as #400yearsofshakespeare. If you chose to ping-back, please select the direct url of this specific post and not of the homepage.

The event shall run on April 22nd from 00:01 hrs to 23:59 hrs GMT .

Look forward to your stories.