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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: SelfMadeHero (15 Jan. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955285615
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955285615
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.4 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Reading the Bard's stuff can be a tough slog for kids but put it in a comic book, and suddenly Will doesn't seem so daunting... --The New York Times

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 23 April 2007
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This is an excellent thing to own for any manga fan who wants to see just what great stuff can be done with this often underestimated medium, any Shakespeare fan wanting to see an interesting interpretation of the text or any student of Shakespeare looking for a highly enjoyable condensed version of the play.

The dialogue has been condensed a little, mostly very effectively, so that the text doesn't overwhelm the visuals, but keeping everything important, and the best lines, in place. What's special here though, are Vieceli's visuals. This is her best work yet, her sketchy, minimalist manga style has matured and come into it's own here, giving a dynamic, yet dreamy feel to the story. Every bit of emotional conflict seems to be caught in Hamlet's highly expressive eyes. More impressively, the dark humour and the subtexts of the play remain intact too, making it more than just 'Shakspeare for Kids'.

Definitely a triumph for the British manga scene.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Ryan on 24 Mar. 2010
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I love Manga and I love Shakespeare, so this seemed a must. I wasn't disappointed and I now own Othello and Macbeth. I will eventually get the whole set. Art wotk is great, stories are true to original but with imaginative Interpretations.
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By Lucy on 26 May 2012
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As someone who loves both Shakespeare and Hamlet, I was excited for this only to be heavily disappointed.

Most of the original text is cut, leaving ugly chopped lines that would make any Shakespearian scholar cry. It is simply not Shakespeare. The concept of sci-fi is not well enough adapted- why are there scanners on the door and yet a gravedigger at work with a shovel?

The art style is ugly to be frank, the characters too similar and the artist seems to have gotten anatomy lessons from a twelve year old.

"Avoid this" is my only advice.
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By Marco Meringolo on 14 Mar. 2015
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Not very sure it respects the description, its condition it's not very good
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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful By runscapestar on 6 Nov. 2007
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I'll only buy graphic novels that I can search inside. Why? Well, the text descriptions don't give enough of a flavour of the content. The words, yes, perhaps (but see my other review about The Tempest and abridging books)but how can they describe the artwork?? They can't. And I don't like the style, sorry. I think I'll stick to more traditional USA/UK graphics in future. Although I like Manga as a rule, and adore Anime, this plain, drab b&w rendering just doesn't work for me. If I could have looked inside, I wouldn't have bought.
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