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29th Nov '16 5:52:17 PM TropesForever
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'':
** Will Shakespeare is the greatest playwright in the parallel universe as well, though he is not a he: Her full name was Wilma Shakespeare.
** Rimmer has a collection of books he treasures, and among them ''The Complete Works'' of the bard. Unfortunately, he hasn't read any of them. When asked to quote something, he cites the great monologue that starts with "NOW" something-something-something...


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* In ''WebComic/HarkAVagrant'' he appeared as a ProfessionalButtKisser: [[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=262 See the joking portrayal of him]] from him likely writing ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' to appeal to King James I.
-->'''Witch:''' Banquo's sons will be kings, yes
-->Each one will get handsomer and handsomer until King James I
-->'''King James:''' ''(starry-eyed)'' Did that really happen
-->'''Shakespeare:''' Yes
27th Nov '16 3:03:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* "[[http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=story&id=17973 We Haven't Got There Yet]]" by Creator/HarryTurtledove is a short story in which Shakespeare attends a performance of ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' [[spoiler:performed by an involuntarily time-traveling acting troupe from 2066.]]

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* "[[http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=story&id=17973 We Haven't Got There Yet]]" by Creator/HarryTurtledove is a short story in which Shakespeare attends a performance of ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' [[spoiler:performed by an involuntarily time-traveling acting troupe from 2066.]]
28th Sep '16 12:57:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* Shakespeare in ''IrregularWebcomic'' is an office worker who writes ''Literature/HarryPotter'' SelfInsertFic in his spare time. His office mates include Mercutio, a SmallNameBigEgo; and Ophelia, who has a crush on him but doesn't quite get his interests.

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* Shakespeare in ''IrregularWebcomic'' ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' is an office worker who writes ''Literature/HarryPotter'' SelfInsertFic in his spare time. His office mates include Mercutio, a SmallNameBigEgo; and Ophelia, who has a crush on him but doesn't quite get his interests.
29th May '16 7:24:51 PM PaulA
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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 ''Theatre/AllsWellThatEndsWell''.

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* ''The Shakespeare Stealer'', ''Literature/TheShakespeareStealer'', ''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 ''Theatre/AllsWellThatEndsWell''.
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.
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