Synopses & Reviews
and As You Like It
are the newest additions to the imaginative world of Manga Shakespeare
. In the face of the false evidence produced by the conniving Iago, Othello cannot trust his wife, and his mistrust leads to the playand#8217;s tragic conclusion. In As You Like It
, Rosalind, dressed like a boy, falls in love with Orlando. A mistaken-identity comedy follows, with a happy ending (or the ultimate justice served) for those who deserve it. Both plays have been refreshingly updated in the style of manga while maintaining Shakespeareand#8217;s beautiful language.
FandP level: Z
Othello, Shakespeare's classic tale of unfounded jealousy, gets the Manga Shakespeare treatment in the next entry into the series. When Othello's fellow soldier Iago starts filling his head with rumors of his wife Desdemona's infidelity, Othello begins down the path of his own destruction. In theface of thefalse evidence produced by the conniving Iago, Othello cannot trust his wife, and his mistrust leads to the story's tragic conclusion. A classic, done in the inimitable Manga Shakespeare style.
About the Author
Ryuta Osada is a Japanese-born manga artist based in London. He has exhibited work in London and was shortlisted for both the Royal Society of Arts Student Design Award (2003) and the DandAD Student Award (2005). Chie Kutsuwada is a young manga artist based in London. In 2005 Chie won the Royal College of Art Society and Thames and Hudson Artbook Prize and the Printmakers Council Award.