Here’s Shakespeare
as a 21st Century Boy

May 9, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

British television series “Secret Life Of…” has commissioned a group of digital artists and researchers to imagine what historical figures would look if they were alive today. The results are more or less on point.

By applying contemporary trends to what historians know about these icons, the team rendered up portraits of Shakespeare, Henry VIII, Marie Antoinette, Horatio Nelson and Queen Elizabeth I. Porcelain veneers and plastic surgery abound, Marie Antoinette sports the latest designer duds from Rodeo Drive, and obviously, Shakespeare is a h— h— hip— oh, just see for yourself.