Perhaps no author is more quoted (and sometimes misquoted) than William Shakespeare. In 2016 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the Bard, the Adult Winter Reading Program features books and plays that remind us Shakespeare is still inspiring novelists, playwrights, and poets.
All titles on a suggested reading list take inspiration from Shakespeare and his works, from the foolish wisdom of King Lear's jester to Hamlet's multiple portrayals of grief over the loss of a father. There's also an amusing mashup of the Bard and the Force (as in "be with you").
See how a number of today's writers have put their own spin on some of Shakespeare's most beloved storylines.