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  • See what Vook can do with Shakespeare

    We’ve worked with some pretty big name authors, but now we’re partnering with one of the world’s undisputed greats: William Shakespeare. And we think we’ve found a really interesting way to make some of his classic sonnets surpisingly fresh.

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re releasing Love, Love, Love: Shakespeare in The City. The vook features ten of Shakespeare’s timeless sonnets enhanced with passionate, funny, and deeply moving videos, where everyday people riff on the mysteries of love, the pain and the pleasure, the lust and the loss, sharing their feelings while they try to decipher the finer points of Shakespeare’s vision of the heart.

    Check out the trailer here. Or just pick up the Vook and see for yourself—it’s only $2.99, which is far cheaper than a bad date and full of enough insight to get you a great one.

    Anyone who’s ever been in love—or out of love—will find something to identify with here. The videos really bring the power of the poems home. Seeing real people dig into them in unexpected environments makes the diction and phrasing of Shakespeare instantly understandable, almost contemporary. It’s a must watch for students of poetry and the heart.

    Again, always feel to drop us a a line at Matthew@vook.com if you have ideas for vooks or if you just want to tell us what you think!

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