What if William Shakespeare were a hipster and grew tired of his characters like he did his indie EPs? Or if Marie Antoinette was merely a party girl who dabbled in beauty contests? Thanks to UK history channel Yesterday, those fantasies are on their way to becoming “reality”. According to their website, the show is meant to “lift the lid on established and renowned superstars from history to reveal their secret lives.”
In their 21st century renderings, artists worked closely with historians to guarantee that their “makeovers” would include historically accurate details.