Forsooth and lackaday, ’tis a true tragedy that no one has yet mounted an all-guinea pig production of Shakespeare’s HAMLET.
I mean, yes, their lack of human language would create some difficulties whilst grappling with Shakespeare’s iconic texts. It would largely be squeaking and scurrying around in tiny costumes–but if that isn’t quality entertainment, I really don’t know what is.
Here are just a few of the adorable images, which will simultaneously speak to your softer side and inner Shakespeare snob:
These guinea pigs as MacBeth’s three witches, in the midst of bubbling toiling and troubling:
This hopelessly fuzzy chinchilla as Hamlet’s Ophelia–doomed by madness, lust, flowers and furballs:
Two other fluffballs as starcrossed lovers Romeo and Juliet (although we really hope these two reach must less violent ends):
This little piggy as Cleopatra, tragic Queen of the Nile:
And finally, this furry weasel as angsty wizard Prospero:
Each furry reimagining is accompanied by a passage from Shakespeare’s corresponding scene. It’s a perfect coffee table book, or gift for your favorite animal lover/Shakespeare aficionado.
Buy it on Amazon here.