King Lear (Manga Shakespeare)

King Lear (Manga Shakespeare)

by Ilya (Illustrator), William Shakespeare (Author), William Shakespeare (Author), Richard Appignanesi (Adapter)

Synopsis

This manga version of King Lear is set during the era of the Last of the Mohicans - circa 1759, during a crucial time of invasion and displacement along the American frontier. Lear is a venerated Mohican chieftain entering his final days. His elder daughters, Regan and Goneril - the evil pairing - are the more Westernised; Cordelia, with the looks of an Indian princess, is the traditionalist. In this unique interpretation of Shakespeare's tragic tale, a mountaintop snowstorm makes for a dramatic backdrop where savage torture and plentiful scalpings make for bloody action.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
Edition: UK ed.
Publisher: SelfMadeHero
Published: 01 May 2009

ISBN 10: 0955816971
ISBN 13: 9780955816970