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MACBETH by William Shakespeare
by William Shakespeare, adapted by Gareth Hinds, illustrated by Gareth Hinds
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"An adaptation both respectful and daring that should please all but the most ardent traditionalists. (Graphic drama. 12 & up)"
Having previously interpreted The Merchant of Venice (2008), King Lear (2009) and Romeo and Juliet (2013), Hinds turns his pencil to the Scottish Play.Read full book review >

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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by William Shakespeare
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Easily on a par with his stellar adaptation of Beowulf (2007), it's a captivating, smartly executed work. (Graphic novel. 12+)"
Of late, there have been many unsuccessful attempts to adapt Shakespeare into the graphic-novel format; Hinds's beautiful new offering now sets the standard that all others will strive to meet. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The images, rich in blues and tender golds, have the misty outlines of imagination and serve the poetry well. (Poetry. 4-10)"
In a lovely conceit, well presented, Mayhew respins a gentle tale in pictures that tie together a bit of Shakespeare for the very young. Read full book review >

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WINTER SONG by William Shakespeare
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A fine winter read-aloud and an appropriate introduction to the Bard for this age group. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Taking the lively lyric from Love's Labor's Lost, Hall makes a cheery mixed-media collection of images in bright colors, fulsome textures and an Elizabethan air. Read full book review >

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2008

"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)"
Of late many classic titles—including the Bible—have been turned into manga, in a 21st-century version of the venerable Classics Illustrated comics. Read full book review >

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MACBETH by William Shakespeare
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"Even so, this remains Macbeth, arguably the Bard of Avon's most durable and multilayered tragedy, and overall, this enhanced e-book makes the play appealing and graspable to students. (Enhanced e-book. 12 & up)"
A pairing of the text of the Scottish Play with a filmed performance, designed with the Shakespeare novice in mind. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER’S TALE by William Shakespeare
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Yet the cleverly selected direct quotes and theatrical watercolor and gouache images make this a more than adequate companion to the original play. (Picture book/play. 7-10)"
One of Shakespeare's more problematic romances gets a picture-book treatment in Coville's new rendition. Read full book review >

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ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare
Released: May 10, 2011

"There are certainly better adaptations out there. (Graphic classic. 12 & up)"
A bland, uninspired graphic adaptation of the Bard's renowned love story. Read full book review >

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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by William Shakespeare
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 17, 2011

"Skip. (Graphic adaptation. 12-14)"
A graphic-novel treatment of Shakespeare that fails miserably where others have succeeded. Read full book review >

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MACBETH #KILLINGIT  by William Shakespeare
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Theater in general and Shakespeare in particular are notably protean, and the potential of this and its companions to inspire students to think outside the Globe is significant. (Graphic classic. 12 & up)"
Carbone continues her lively updating—or heretical butchery, depending on your point of view—of Shakespeare's plays. Read full book review >

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THE DANCER UPSTAIRS by Nicholas Shakespeare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Precisely, beautifully detailed, with a remarkable grasp of tension in a society not the writer's own: a tale both faithful to its time and utterly timeless."
In a sequel of sorts to his award-winning novel The Vision of Elena Silves (1990), Shakespeare again explores an explosive situation in Latin America (inspired by the Shining Path insurrection in Peru), deftly mingling love and suspense in a powerful, persuasive narrative. Read full book review >

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POISONING THE ANGELS by Marguerite Shakespeare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"Too many neatly dovetailed relationships and predictably pesky villains, but Shakespeare's handling of edgy family members, especially despairing wives, is top-notch."
Two sons skewer their unethical dads in Shakespeare's third Lloyd's of London insurance thriller (A Question of Risk, 1990 etc.). Read full book review >