In 1922 she illustrated Hichtum's Het Groot Vertelselboek (The big book of tales), a collection of folk stories and fairy tales of mostly Eastern European origin.
In 1922-1923 Cramer illustrated 3 works of Shakespeare: ''Hamlet, Prince of Danemark'' (Hamlet, Prins van Denemarken), ''Macbeth'' and ''As you like it'' (Naar het u lijkt).
Prince Hamlet decides to wreak revenge upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Claudius had murdered his own brother and seized the throne, also marrying his deceased brother's widow.
Macbeth murders King Duncan with the help of his wife and takes the Scottish throne for himself after receiving a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become king of Scotland. Wracked by guilt and paranoia, he ends up dragging the entire kingdom in a bloodbath and himself to madness.
In As you like it Rosalind enters the forest of Arden as she flees prosecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia. There they encounter many notable characters and among them the melancholy traveller Jacques, who tells them that ''All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.''
Rie Cramer will go on writing and illustrating tens of books on familiar themes during the next few years. In 1927-1929 she will design the costumes and decor for several theatrical plays, including Shakespeare's As you like it and Maeterlinck's L'Oiseau Bleu (The Blue Bird). In 1928 she will illustrate Ella Vémor's Kaboutertje Windvlaag depicting the adventures of a tiny gnome.
In the same year she will illustrate another book of hers, Kindertjes uit Zonneland (Children from the Sun Country). She will also produce illustrations for Alex De Jong's music book Liedjes van vroeger (Songs of old).