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Re: Comic Book Shakespeare
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0087.  Friday, 4 February 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Fran Teague <
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        Date:   Thursday, 03 Feb 94 14:25:18 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0085  Qs: Comic Book Shakespeare; Shakespeare Ban
 
(2)     From:   Karen Saupe <
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        Date:   Friday, 04 Feb 1994 09:12:14 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0085  Qs: Comic Book Shakespeare
 
 
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From:           Fran Teague <
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Date:           Thursday, 03 Feb 94 14:25:18 EST
Subject: 5.0085  Qs: Comic Book Shakespeare; Shakespeare Ban
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0085  Qs: Comic Book Shakespeare; Shakespeare Ban
 
I have several comic book Shakespeare plays.  Macbeth: The Folio Edition illus.
by Von (NY: Workman, 1982).  Twelfth Night, illus. John H. Howard (Ln: Oval
Projects/Sidgwick & Jackson, 1985).  Same pub also has Othello illus. by Oscar
Zarate, King Lear illus. by Ian Pollock.  As best I can tell, Workman started
the series, then Oval Projects picked it up.  The Macbeth is very nice, rather
trad. illus w/ the text being the first folio unabridged.  The TN has a more
interesting illustration style, which works well.  I like the Lear but have
heard folks say they hate it.
 
Addresses:  Workman Pub.  1 West 39th Street, NY, NY 10018 (as of 1982)
Oval Projects, 335 Kennington Rd, Ln SE11 4QE
 
I also have MND, but it's at home so I can't provide illustrator info.  And a
student showed me a very nicely done original story about Shakespeare in the
Shadow Man series(?).
 
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From:           Karen Saupe <
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Date:           Friday, 04 Feb 1994 09:12:14 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0085  Qs: Comic Book Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0085  Qs: Comic Book Shakespeare
 
I don't think they've done Hamlet yet, but Workman Publishing has
at least three comic-book plays: Othello, illustrated by Oscar Zarak
(1983); Macbeth, by Von (1982); and King Lear, by Ian Pollock (1984).
Full texts, great illustrations.  The Folger bookstore has them; I
don't know where else they might be available.  (Has anyone ever
used one of these as a classroom text, I wonder?)
 
Karen Saupe
University of Rochester
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