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These Pictures Prove That Shakespeare With Fluffy Animals Is The Best Shakespeare

Katie Cannon October 6, 2016 October 7th, 2016

Forsooth and lackaday, ’tis a true tragedy thano 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.

Thankfully, Pan McMillan’s pop culture publishing arm, Boxtree, has made it their business to make this furry Elizabethan dream a reality in their new book Shakespeare in Fluff.

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.

Via Mashable