Shakespeare in the Comics
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 37. Thursday, 21 January 1993.
From: Chris Gladis <S31647@SIENA.BITNET>
Date: Thursday, 21 Jan 1993 09:59:59 -0500 (EST)
Subject: A different angle
As a new member to SHAKSPER, I thought I might make mention of something
I found very interesting. In the comic book _Sandman_, published by DC
Comics, a story was written about Shakespeare, contending that Dream had
given Will what he thought he most wanted in return for two plays about
dreams. The story centered around an outdoor production of A Midsummer
Night's Dream, of course, with the entire court of Faerie as the audience.
It was quite a good story, involving Shakespeare's son as well. All in all
it makes for good reading, with great art (which is standard for _Sandman_).
If you're interested, I don't know the exact issue #, but it is included in
the compilation entitled _Dream Country_, which is very good in and of itself.
Chris Gladis Siena College