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Other titles in the Manga Shakespeare series:
Manga Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice (Manga Shakespeare)by William Shakespeare
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Praise for Manga Shakespeare
ALA Best Book for Young Adults
ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
Reluctant readers who appreciate manga and who would not think of picking up the work of Shakespeare are sure to gravitate toward these titles. Even if the text puts them off, they will be drawn to the illustrations. These adaptations would make wonderful additions to any school or public librarys manga collection.” —VOYA
Refreshingly clear, this adaptation is recommended for all libraries serving teens.” —Kirkus Reviews
This fresh new way of looking at a classic will draw new readers to Shakespeare, hopefully to discover that his plays are really quite entertaining.” —YAbookscentral.com
Shakespeares most commonly studied plays, now the latest additions to the innovative Manga Shakespeare series
Double double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble . . .” So say the eerie trio of witches in Shakespeares Macbeth, a story full of ghosts, witches, bloody ambition, and nonstop action. After Macbeth hears the witches prophecy that he will be king, he will stop at nothing to make it so. Vividly adapted using Shakespeares own words in the fast-paced and immediate style of manga, Macbeth is the perfect addition to the Manga Shakespeare series—ideal for students and manga fans alike.
The latest in the breakout series Manga Shakespeare, introducing teens to a new kind of Bard.FandP level: Z
In one of Shakespeareand#8217;s funniest, most enduring stories, meddling fairies create unexpected love triangles among a group of teenagers. Hermia is in love with Lysander. Demetrius is in love with Hermia. Helena is in love with Demetrius. Add to the mix Puck, a fairy with a powerful love potion, and chaos is sure to follow. Now everyoneand#8217;s in love with Helena, Hermia is hopping mad, and the fairy queen Titania is in love with a man with a donkeyand#8217;s head! Using the style and visual language of manga, Kate Brown transforms Shakespeareand#8217;s world into something new and vibrant. Itand#8217;s the perfect introduction to Shakespeareand#8217;s work for reluctant readers and manga fans alike.
FandP level: Z
Combining manga and the timeless texts of Shakespeareand#8217;s plays, this series translates some of the greatest works of literature into a new format. In King Lear, the aging kingand#8212;here a Native Americanand#8212;must decide how to split his kingdom among his daughters. When he scorns his one dutiful daughter and trusts the two selfish ones, he pays a steep price.
About the Author
Kate Brown graduated with distinction from Englandand#8217;s only sequential-illustration course, specializing in graphic novels. Her work has been published in the Best New Manga series, and she has completed work for The Girly Comic.
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