Genre: Drama (Age Rating
Format: Graphic Novel, B&W
Author: Osamu Tezuka
Language: English Language
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Over the course of his career, Osamu Tezuka adapted many of Shakespeare’s works.
Shakespeare Manga Theater collects them into one volume.
The book includes the following:
* The Merchant of Venice (1959)
* Robio and Robiette (from Astro Boy, 1965)
* Macbeth (from Vampire “The Three Fortunetellers”, 1966)
* Hamlet (from Rainbow Parakeet, 1981)
* The Taming of the Shrew (from Rainbow Parakeet, 1981)
* Othello (from Rainbow Parakeet, 1982)
While this may sound like a collection of manga versions of classic plays, they would actually be better be described as quality examples of creative adaptation and storytelling, by a master of the craft.