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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Paperback) Loot Price: R134
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Paperback): Tracy Irish
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Paperback): Tracy Irish

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Paperback)

Tracy Irish

Series: Shorter Shakespeare S.

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Of late many classic titles - including the Bible - have been turned into manga, in a 21st-century version of the venerable Classics Illustrated comics. This take on the Bard boils his play down to approximately 20 words per page, drastically abridging the text, though keeping intact the original language and meter. A fully colored dramatis personae reduces the characters to sound bites and shines in comparison to the flat, gray-toned images that murkily tell the story itself. As drawn by Brown, the characters are decidedly more Western-looking in their styling than is typical to most manga, and the adaptor's choice of setting is an anachronistic mishmash of quasi-antique and modern, a choice that will leave sophisticated readers knowledgeable with the text slightly puzzled. The Tempest (ISBN: 978-0-8109-9476-8), drawn by Paul Duffield, follows an identical template. These attempts to convert Shakespeare into visual language fall flat, although the slick manga styling alone may attract some new readers to these works. (plot summary, author's biography) (Graphic fiction. 13 & up) (Kirkus Reviews)
Many students need an introduction to Shakespeare that will engage them in the story, interest them in the characters and introduce them to the language. Making Shakespeare accessible is our priority and this series aims to awaken an early enthusiasm for the plays. It is aimed at students in the age range 10-14. (Sample pages from the series on the Carel Press web site.)

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Imprint: Carel Press Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Shorter Shakespeare S.
Release date: May 2003
Authors: Tracy Irish
Dimensions: 210mm (L)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-1-872365-87-9
Barcode: 9781872365879
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LSN: 1-872365-87-6

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