Shakespeare Meets Top 40 Music in ‘Pop Sonnets’

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William Shakespeare, meet 2014 pop music.

That’s the premise behind music Tumblr Pop Sonnets from blogger Erik Didricksen. Didriksen channels Shakespeare’s eloquence by rewriting modern day pop music, putting an English Renaissance twist on some of your favorite summer jams

The Bard of Avon himself would be proud as a simple hook like Ariana Grande’s “I got one less problem without you” becomes something as eloquent as “Too fanciful to learn, should we part/the load of problems’d lift off my heart.”

Below are some of our favorite of Didricksen’s rewrites. You can check out more Pop Sonnets on Tumblr. Read more…

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