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Comic books in 'Manga Shakespeare GN Series'

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Manga Shakespeare Merchant of Venice GN (2011) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Based on the story by William Shakespeare. Art by Faye Yong. The Merchant of Venice, one of the Bard's most enduring plays, explores themes of forgiveness, prejudice, and fairness, all of which remain vital topics today. In the Manga Shakespeare version, the setting and themes of the play take on new meaning as adapted by the artists guiding the series. Whether readers are fans of the Bard or of manga, this is a story that will captivate and engage, even after four hundred years. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $10.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Manga Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet GN (2007) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Sonia Leong. Now presenting Manga Shakespeare—the Bards greatest plays in an accessible, lively format for a new generation of readers. Romeo and Juliet is ideally suited for the manga format—it has teenage heroes, scheming and villainous adults, heartbreaking tragedy, and the ultimate romantic plot about star-crossd lovers. Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, fall deeply in love—and they refuse to let their parents age-old feud get in their way. When Romeo is banished from their town, a series of mistakes and misunderstandings, along with their families mutual hatred, finally manages to end their love. An exciting introduction to the Bard for reluctant readers and manga fans alike. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 196 pages, B&W. Cover price $7.99.

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    Manga Shakespeare King Lear GN (2009 SelfMadeHero) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Based on the story by William Sakespeare. Adapted by Richard Appignanesi. Art by Ilya. The story of King Lear, the old chieftain who decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, begins like a fairy tale - and ends as the most terrifying tragedy ever written. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 208 pages, B&W.

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    Manga Shakespeare Hamlet GN (2007) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Based on the story by William Shakespeare. Adapted by Richard Appignanesi. Art by Emmas Vieceli. Hamlet is one of Shakespeare's most well-known plays, and this exciting manga re-telling provides young readers an innovative introduction to "the melancholy Dane." Hamlet is the typical angst-ridden teen - he doesn't know how to deal with his responsibilities, how to treat his girlfriend, or how to react to his father's death. He has no one to trust, and he even acts crazy so adults will leave him alone. Manga fans - and kids who find Shakespeare intimidating - will be drawn to the style and action of the Manga Shakespeare series, learning that required reading doesn't have to be boring. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 196 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Manga Shakespeare Hamlet GN (2007) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. Based on the story by William Shakespeare. Adapted by Richard Appignanesi. Art by Emmas Vieceli. Hamlet is one of Shakespeare's most well-known plays, and this exciting manga re-telling provides young readers an innovative introduction to "the melancholy Dane." Hamlet is the typical angst-ridden teen - he doesn't know how to deal with his responsibilities, how to treat his girlfriend, or how to react to his father's death. He has no one to trust, and he even acts crazy so adults will leave him alone. Manga fans - and kids who find Shakespeare intimidating - will be drawn to the style and action of the Manga Shakespeare series, learning that required reading doesn't have to be boring. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 196 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.95.

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    Manga Shakespeare Macbeth GN (2008) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Based on the story by William Shakespeare. Adapted by Richard Appignanesi. Art by Robert Deas. "Double double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble!" So say the eerie trio of witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth, a story full of ghosts, witches, bloody ambition, and nonstop action. After Macbeth hears the witches' prophecy that he will be Scotland's king, he will stop at nothing to make it so. Vividly adapted using Shakespeare's 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. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.95.

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    Manga Shakespeare The Tempest GN (2008) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Based on the story by William Shakespeare. Adapted by Richard Appignanesi. Art by Paul Duffield. Shipwrecks, long-lost families, and a powerful magician make Shakespeare's masterpiece perfect for the Manga Shakespeare line. Miranda and her father, Prospero, have been on an isolated island for twelve years. When the survivors of a shipwreck land on the island - thanks to Prospero's magical machinations - they're drawn into a web of coincidences, love at first sight, and old grievances that only Prospero's forgiveness can remedy. Full of tricks and intrigue and ingeniously adapted into the manga form, The Tempest is a rollicking read for both Shakespeare aficionados and those coming to him for the first time. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.95.

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    Manga Shakespeare Twelfth Night GN (2011) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Based on the story by William Shakespeare. Art by Richard Appignanesi. A comedy of mistaken identity and thwarted love, Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays. When Viola finds herself shipwrecked, she pretends to be a male servant and falls in love with Duke Orsino. The Manga Shakespeare adaptation, hwich incorporates fresh ideas and thoughtful settings, will introduce the classic play to a new audience. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $10.95.

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    Manga Shakespeare A Midsummers Night's Dream GN (2008) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Based on the story by William Shakespeare. Adapted by Richard Appignanesi. Art by Kate Brown. In one of Shakespeare'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 everyone's in love with Helena, Hermia is hopping mad, and the fairy queen Titania is in love with a man with a donkey's head! Using the style and visual language of manga, Kate Brown transforms Shakespeare's world into something new and vibrant. It's the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's work for reluctant readers and manga fans alike. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.95.

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    Manga Shakespeare Julius Caesar GN (2008 Amulet Books) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Based on the story by William Shakespeare. Adapted by Richard Appignanesi. Art by Mustashrik. In William Shakespeare's enduring tale of ancient Rome, Julius Caesar stands at the height of his powers - but there are men plotting his destruction. Is Caesar a tyrant or a dynamic leader? Are his enemies greedy or noble? The Manga Shakespeare adaptation of this important work maintains the language - and the fierce political intrigue - of the original while including a fresh perspective through the style of modern manga. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.95.