Publisher’s Weekly

ACMRS Press Pulls Shakespeare Into 21st Century

By Claire Kirch | Mar 29, 2021

ACMRS Press, the publications division of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, is introducing this spring the first three titles in its new series, Play on Shakespeare. Play on Shakespeare is the culmination of a project, called Play On! Shakespeare, launched in 2015 by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The project commissioned 36 playwrights from diverse backgrounds commissioned to bring the works of William Shakespeare from the 16th century into the 21st century by adapting all 39 of the Bard’s plays from their original Elizabethan English into a more modern diction.