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Shakespeare Shaken

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Thirty graphic works inspired by the life, poetry, and plays of William Shakespeare. Contributors include: Alex Cormack, Richard Douek, Gabriel Dunston, David Fernandez, Mathew J. Fletcher, Andre Frattino, Shawn Harbin, Bobby Harper, Mitchell Hyman, Andrew Jerz, Sherezada Kent, Seva Khibkin, Ashley Lanni, Amber Love, James McGee, Kirsten McHugh, Dirk Manning, A.I. Miller, ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 13th 2012 by Red Stylo Media (first published 2012)
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Feb 15, 2013 rated it liked it
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Well! My first thought is that this is not for Shakespeare purists. It's a collection of graphic artists' take on various bits of the plays or poems. I bought this at a comic com last fall, and I got it from Jeremy Whitley, one of the contributors, whose piece is a bloody view of Hamlet, not to say gory. Okay, gory, but it is entitled "Zombie Hamlet."

As usual in anthologies, some stories are more successful than others. The art is spectacular in some. The retelling is very clever in others. Few
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm an English teacher and I love nothing more than playing with Shakespeare's characters! I saw this at a comic con and I had to buy it. Some of the stories really made me smile while others made me even look at the text differently, but there were still some clunkers whose writers either read the spark note version of the plays or they just wandered off into tangents and lost the whole point of this anthology. I won't dwell on those but I wanted to mention the stories I really enjoyed...

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Nov 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this. There were a couple of stories that I wasn't too keen on, but overall, I thought it was clever, well written, and beautifully illustrated. My favorites were a story where all the Shakespearean characters play a basketball game and one on Zombie Hamlet (which was truly inspired). If you're a Shakespeare fan, you really need to read this!
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