Alternate cover edition hereOthello 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, Othellocannot trust his wife, and his mistrust leads to the play s tragic conclusion In As You Like It, Rosalind, dressed like a boy, falls in love with Orlando A mistaken identityAlternate cover edition hereOthello 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, Othellocannot trust his wife, and his mistrust leads to the play 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 Shakespeare s beautiful language.
Manga Shakespeare As You Like It Alternate cover edition hereOthello 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 Othelloc
If you want to understand Shakespeare, go see it as a play If you can t see it as a play, this is the next best thing.Obviously, this is an abridgment of As You Like It in manga form I would still recommend reading the full play or seeing an actual performance Don t use this to try and get through a class not that I ever read one of Shakespeare s comedies in school.The scene transitions can be a bit what s the word jolty sometimes, since this is an abridgment Most of the time it works, though, s [...]
This one s up there with Much Ado About Nothing as one of my favorite Shakespeare plays Now I just need to read the full version.
I started watching As You Like It DVD the other night and was not at all caught up in the story I thought that reading it first might help me figure out what was going on and I might be inclined to pay attention Then I found this manga edition even better Shorter Faster Pretty pictures I quite enjoyed the artwork, but the story just wasn t all that inspired and I think that that s Shakespeare s fault so than Richard Appignanesi s Appignanesi includes a summary of the story in case you failed t [...]
I love Shakespeare, and I love manga So naturally, I love Manga Shakespeare.What I love the most about this series, actually, is that it keeps the original Shakespearean English And because it s made in manga format, it tends towards over dramatization of expressions which lends the story a life that just reading it in text doesn t The art style at times seems to get a little lazy, a little less than best, but it doesn t detract from the story If you love Shakespeare, this is for you.If you love [...]
Not necessarily one of Shakespeare s greater works, this one has its comedic sensibilities firmly in place as romance is pursued in and out of the forest of Arden If the ending is too contrived with no less than four couples being married off at once , what with the appearance of a god and the handy dispatch of a lugubrious character finding religion, yet there is mild amusement to be had in the japes of the fool and one of the most memorable speeches on the human condition from the melancholy J [...]
I have such a hard time reading manga because I just can t get into it I do enjoy watching anime I know, I know, not the same but only with friends so it was with some surprise I found myself reading this whole book although ironically backwards I realized partway through it reads opposite to the traditional manga, i.e like a traditional Western book, so I had to switch after finding out the ending I ve never been so great at finishing actual Shakespeare perhaps it s meant to be staged, and the [...]
1.5 starsPoor adaptation Twas never truer that Shakespeare can only be experienced on the stage There were so many lines missing from the middle of speeches that I actually got lost reading them, because I m so familiar with the play Most noticeable was in the Seven Ages monologue, because it ruined the pace and flow of it, making it feel almost like it was stuttering The way I read it was in the style of the Globe production in 2008 I think it was which is one of the best adaptations of it Ther [...]
I ve always been curious about the Manga Shakespeare series, and when I saw this one used at my local Gamezilla I decided to pick it up And am supremely happy I did so I ve actually never read the play in question, but you can bet I will be now , but the adaptation seems pretty fantastic in my opinion.i.e I had no problem following this abridged version yes manga Shakespeare sadly doesn t adapt all of the play too much awesomeness would make them explode or something and laughed than once God, [...]
As You Like It isn t as well spun or as funny as Much Ado in my opinion, although there were still a good many jokes that made me grin and others that went straight over my head Admittedly, I do struggle with the Shakespearian text The artwork is good it stays true to the whole Manga theme, so than some of the others in this series I m am aware that there are various styles of manga art, but this one is perhaps one of the popular types.It s an okay book but but based purely on the plot I don t [...]
I purchased a couple of these Manga Shakespeare as Christmas gifts for a certain teenage manga lover I know and I think that they will be a hit They re shortened from the originals of course but Shakespeare s language is retained pretty much intact and the translation to manga format and style is a great fit The inherent emphasis on visuals and action make this a little like watching a performance instead of just reading a text And let s face it, Shakespeare s plots seem to be made for manga te [...]
While good, this play is in need of details than this small manga volume can supply If you want the general idea of the overall play to come through, you need to elaborate on a few things The art was mostly good, though there were a few wth panels Like, why draw it like this But overall, this is a great Shakespeare for reluctant readers, I suppose, as it gets those who weren t originally interested interested b c it s Shakespeare in manga form
A funny play, that I must read now Again, a good intoduction to Shakespears play.
I may assign this book to students in the fall, so I shall not comment here.
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Very cute rendition of this Shakespeare beauty Well done to the artist Beautiful
I just love the concept of turning Shakespeare into manga Try and stop me from reading the entire collection now.
Just as awesome as it sounds
I did not actually read the entire Shakespeare equivalent of this book but I really liked the manga story The drawings were amazing
The illustrations were cool but the overall story didn t excite me I prefer the tragedy plays.
It felt odd that the drawings are manga style but dialogs are in Shakespearean English.