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29th Apr '16 12:23:16 PM ultimomant
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* ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'' has William de Farnese alias Willy, a playwright who lets the Capulets take shelter in his theater. He's a BunnyEarsLawyer who is always late for work and seems not to take things seriously, but turns out to be SmarterThanTheyLook (i.e., he is perfectly aware of Juliet's secret even from the start.)

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* ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'' has William de Farnese alias Willy, a playwright who lets the Capulets take shelter in his theater. He's a BunnyEarsLawyer who is always late for work and seems not to take things seriously, but turns out to be SmarterThanTheyLook SmarterThanYouLook (i.e., he is perfectly aware of Juliet's secret even from the start.)



* In the ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode "The Bard", a tv writer uses black magic to conjure Shakespeare to the present to write a tv movie. He does, but becomes so pissed off at ExecutiveMeddling and the demands of the leading actor (Burt Reynolds as an {{Expy}} of MarlonBrando), he storms out.
* In the ''Fantasy Island'' segment "Room and Bard", an aspiring actress wants to give a performance "worthy of Shakespeare himself." She travels back to Elizabethan England and helps Shakespeare out of a jam with her acting ability.

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* In the ''Series/TwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Bard", a tv TV writer uses black magic to conjure Shakespeare to the present to write a tv TV movie. He does, but becomes so pissed off at ExecutiveMeddling and the demands of the leading actor (Burt Reynolds (Creator/BurtReynolds as an {{Expy}} of MarlonBrando), Creator/MarlonBrando), he storms out.
* In the ''Fantasy Island'' ''Series/FantasyIsland'' segment "Room and Bard", an aspiring actress wants to give a performance "worthy of Shakespeare himself." She travels back to Elizabethan England and helps Shakespeare out of a jam with her acting ability.
25th Apr '16 8:07:32 PM Adept
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* ''The Shakespeare Stealer'', ''Shakespeare's Scribe'', and ''Shakespeare's Spy'', by Gary L. Blackwood, are a trilogy about a boy who is initially hired to transcribe ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' before it is legally published. The second book revolves around the writing of ''Love's Labour's Won'', which in this version turns out to be a working title for ''AllsWellThatEndsWell''.

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* ''The Shakespeare Stealer'', ''Shakespeare's Scribe'', and ''Shakespeare's Spy'', by Gary L. Blackwood, are a trilogy about a boy who is initially hired to transcribe ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' before it is legally published. The second book revolves around the writing of ''Love's Labour's Won'', which in this version turns out to be a working title for ''AllsWellThatEndsWell''.''Theatre/AllsWellThatEndsWell''.
9th Jan '16 12:01:18 PM StFan
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** His {{Expy}} on the Disc is a dwarf playwright named Hwel, who suffers from being a kind of lightningrod for bolts of inspiration across the multiverse (which is why his drafts contain not only parodies of Shakesperean plays but movies as well). [[Discworld/WyrdSisters He's hired to write a revisionist version of King Verence of Lancre's murder by Duke Felmet]], much as ''{{Theater/Macbeth}}'' featured an ancestor of the current king of England in a better light.

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** His {{Expy}} on the Disc is a dwarf playwright named Hwel, who suffers from being a kind of lightningrod for bolts of inspiration across the multiverse (which is why his drafts contain not only parodies of Shakesperean plays but movies as well). [[Discworld/WyrdSisters He's hired to write a revisionist version of King Verence of Lancre's murder by Duke Felmet]], much as ''{{Theater/Macbeth}}'' ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' featured an ancestor of the current king of England in a better light.
8th Jan '16 10:23:37 PM ZeldaQueen64
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* The musical ''Theater/SomethingRotten'' has Shakespeare as a rock star in his time, with chanting crowds cheering for him and his sonnets and plays being delivered like popular songs. The musical centers around a much-less successful playwright named [[Theater/AMidsummerNightsDream Nick Bottom]] struggling to beat Shakespeare to his next hit - a musical called "[[Theater/{{Hamlet}} Omlet]]".

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* The musical ''Theater/SomethingRotten'' ''Theatre/SomethingRotten'' has Shakespeare as a rock star in his time, with chanting crowds cheering for him and his sonnets and plays being delivered like popular songs. The musical centers around a much-less successful playwright named [[Theater/AMidsummerNightsDream [[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream Nick Bottom]] struggling to beat Shakespeare to his next hit - a musical called "[[Theater/{{Hamlet}} "[[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Omlet]]".
8th Jan '16 10:22:48 PM ZeldaQueen64
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* The musical ''Theater/SomethingRotten'' has Shakespeare as a rock star in his time, with chanting crowds cheering for him and his sonnets and plays being delivered like popular songs. The musical centers around a much-less successful playwright named [[Theater/AMidsummerNightsDream Nick Bottom]] struggling to beat Shakespeare to his next hit - a musical called "[[Theater/{{Hamlet}} Omlet]]".
29th Dec '15 5:12:21 AM Anddrix
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Marvel 1602}}: [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Fantastick Four]]'', Shakespeare is kidnapped by [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Otto von Doom]] to record his voyage to Atlantis.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Marvel 1602}}: [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Fantastick Four]]'', Shakespeare is kidnapped by [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Otto von Doom]] Doom to record his voyage to Atlantis.
28th Nov '15 8:26:08 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'', Shakespeare appears in the third book.

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* In ''TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'', ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'', Shakespeare appears in the third book.
18th Nov '15 10:11:55 AM Micah
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* He appears in one of the ''Science of Discworld'' books: a timeline lacking him retards human progress as they fall victim to TheFairFolk, so the wizards have to ensure his birth - ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' makes the elves figures of fun in the human imagination and they fade from a position of influence.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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He appears in one of the ''Science of Discworld'' books: a timeline lacking him retards human progress as they fall victim to TheFairFolk, so the wizards have to ensure his birth - ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' makes the elves figures of fun in the human imagination and they fade from a position of influence.
18th Nov '15 8:03:41 AM Chabal2
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** His {{Expy}} on the Disc is a dwarf playwright named Hwel, who suffers from being a kind of lightningrod for bolts of inspiration across the multiverse (which is why his drafts contain not only parodies of Shakesperean plays but movies as well). [[Discworld/WyrdSisters He's hired to write a revisionist version of King Verence of Lancre's murder by Duke Felmet]], much as ''{{Theater/Macbeth}}'' featured an ancestor of the current king of England in a better light.
15th Nov '15 11:16:50 AM nombretomado
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* ''RomeoXJuliet'' has William de Farnese alias Willy, a playwright who lets the Capulets take shelter in his theater. He's a BunnyEarsLawyer who is always late for work and seems not to take things seriously, but turns out to be SmarterThanTheyLook (i.e., he is perfectly aware of Juliet's secret even from the start.)

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* ''RomeoXJuliet'' ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'' has William de Farnese alias Willy, a playwright who lets the Capulets take shelter in his theater. He's a BunnyEarsLawyer who is always late for work and seems not to take things seriously, but turns out to be SmarterThanTheyLook (i.e., he is perfectly aware of Juliet's secret even from the start.)
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