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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hardcover) Loot Price: R460
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hardcover): William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hardcover)

William Shakespeare; Edited by 1stworld Library, Library 1stworld Library

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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)
THESEUS. Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour Draws on apace; four happy days bring in Another moon; but, O, methinks, how slow This old moon wanes! She lingers my desires, Like to a step-dame or a dowager, Long withering out a young man's revenue. HIPPOLYTA. Four days will quickly steep themselves in night; Four nights will quickly dream away the time; And then the moon, like to a silver bow New-bent in heaven, shall behold the night Of our solemnities.

General

Imprint: 1st World Publishing Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2005
First published: November 2005
Authors: William Shakespeare
Editors: 1stworld Library • Library 1stworld Library
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-1-4218-1323-3
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays > 16th to 18th centuries
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays > 16th to 18th centuries > Shakespeare plays, texts
LSN: 1-4218-1323-8
Barcode: 9781421813233

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