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5 ways modern tech would have helped Shakespearean characters

We take a look at several occasions whereby advances in modern technology would have lent a hand to Hamlet and Co.

Romeo and Juliet

Girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy, girl's parents hates boy, girl buys potion to fake suicide, girl texts boy, girl and boy live happily ever after.


CCTV catches Claudius pouring poison into King Hamlet's ear. Claudius is arrested and given life in prison. Hamlet becomes King and marries Ophelia in a wedding broadcast to billions around the world who mainly comment on her dress designed by Laertes. The pair's first child is named Yorick.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Before placing the juice of the "love-in-idleness" flower onto someone's eyelid willy-nilly, Puck checks Facebook to see what Demetrius actually looks like. Upon confirming the correct likeness Puck completes his mission, confusion is avoided and everyone gets to go home a lot earlier.


Lady Macbeth accidentally publicly tweets her husband which leads #KillDuncan to trend worldwide. Both are arrested and imprisoned for treason, Duncan continues to reign Scotland until he dies of old age and his son Malcolm comes to the throne. The three witches have their psychic licences revoked for possessing no apparent skill to predict the future.

Much Ado About Nothing

Both Beatrice and Benedick swipe right, thus saving a lot of people a lot of hassle.