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Ian Pollack's Illustrated King Lear

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As flies are to wanton boys, so are we to th' gods: they kill us for their sports, howls King Lear. In artist Ian Pollock's surreal interpretation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the abstract wail of "the unaccomodated man" is dramatized in subtle shadings of the old king's anguish.

Every line of dialogue is preserved, and every scene is illustrated in full-color panels
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Paperback, Abridged, 140 pages
Published January 4th 1984 by Workman Publishing Company
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J
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
It's not my favorite adaptation, Pollack's artwork being too wild at times for my tastes, but I'd have to say that if you had to read this for school (or your child had to read it for school) it would definitely be more engaging and entertaining than the words on the page. As it's the entire text of the play, nothing left off, you get the full text and you get a bit of acting out of the words so that comprehension is aided.

All in all though, one of my favorite plays.
Corey Wozniak
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The trippy art is so wonderful!!
M.Maka
Aug 04, 2018 rated it liked it
A very interesting plot, but the vocabulary is very advanced
Rachel
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
I must have come into possession of this graphic novel version of King Lear well over twenty years ago—before graphic novels were “in vogue” and before, much to my dismay, manga was translated into English. Even before then, I was deeply drawn to the story of King Lear and over the years, I find myself returning to it, often during dark times. Pollock’s illustrations are a perfect visual accompaniment to the darkness, depravity, and madness of the [complete and unabridged] tale. I believe this h ...more
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Jun 13, 2011 added it
This is my favorite Lear. Pollock's surreal illustrations unhinge the play from representational plausibility. Both Shakespeare and Pollock ask the audience to buy into a new--looser and stranger, both more attenuated and more intense--set of physical and psychological rules. Pollock has found a way to match Shakespeare's words with images whose strength is particular to their medium. He has found a way to make a graphic novel Shakespeare that isn't a gimmick or an aid but rather an interpretati ...more
MBC
Jan 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
The illustrations add so much to the reading experience of this play. I really enjoyed it!
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Mar 28, 2007 rated it liked it
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