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1984 Ghostbusters
Credit: Columbia Pictures

The original 1984 Ghostbusters film is an absolute gem. Some would go as far as calling Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis’ script brilliant. But is it possible that someone has found way to make it even more brilliant? Author Jordan Monsell has turned the Ghostbusters script into a work of Shakespearean proportions. That’s to say he translated the entire thing into iambic pentameter and period prose!

His recently released book, Ministers of Grace: The Unauthorized Shakespearean Parody of Ghostbusters, fuses the amazingness of Ghostbusters’ structure, plot and characterization with William Shakespeare. The result is something outta this world!

You absolutely must read it for yourself.

Here’s a little taste from the book. Remember when the gang goes on their first call?

This is it:

According to Nerdist, Dan Aykroyd has unofficially approved the parody and even provided a quote for the book. He used such words as “genuine,” “scholarly,” and “hilarious” to describe this creative translation. And we completely agree.

Just when you thought they couldn’t improve a classic, someone goes and brains it up!