Shakespeare Song Parody

A song parody is when the words to a song are changed, often for comedic effect.

Here on the blog, a Shakespeare Song Parody is when the words to a well-known song are changed to be about Shakespeare. So “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys becomes “Prince of Tyre” for Pericles, and the lyrics are modified to fit.

There are 40 such parodies featured here: one for each of Shakespeare’s 38 plays, one for the sonnets, and a final tribute to all of the plays together.

I think the parodies are best enjoyed if you read along while listening to the original, but it isn’t strictly necessary if you know the song being parodied.

I hope you enjoy them!

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