Thanks to Ryan North, Shakespeare lovers of all ages will soon be able to take charge of Hamlet’s debate with himself. North, a Canadian writer and creator of Dinosaur Comics, has created a “choosable-path book” based on Hamlet, in which readers can create their own version of the play by selecting from dozens of possible storylines. Titled To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Adventure, the book uses Shakespeare’s plot as a framework only; readers can “play” as any of the major characters and may quickly find themselves in unanticipated situations. To wit, playing as Ophelia means:
You can choose what you want to do with your life: Help your boyfriend who’s crying about a spooky ghost, or I don’t know… take down international terrorists instead?
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