The text is abridged so it’s fast-paced, but the original Shakespearean wording is used so you’ll recognize famous quotations. A four-page introduction sets the stage. You’ll be amazed to discover that the power plays and schemes of today’s political scene are nothing new.
A four-page introduction gets you involved, and an abridged text makes the action fast-paced. The text is true to Shakespeare’s original language, setting, and time. This manga edition gets you quickly engrossed in Macbeth’s blood-soaked path to power.
With voices as diverse as Russell Baker, Sandra Bernhard, Art Buchwald, Al Hirschfeld, Camille Paglia, and Andrew Greeley, Desperately Seeking Madonna sheds new light on one of the world’s most famous—and infamous—women. Essays, cartoons, horoscope, tabloid journalism, academic essays, comic book art, a David Letterman top-ten list, and every year’s Rolling Stone polls collected here tell the complete story behind the story of Madonna’s illustrious career.
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With a four-page introduction and an abridged text that remains true to Shakespeare’s wording, setting, and time, this fast-paced, graphic manga edition gets you caught up in the conflicts and passions that make this one of Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedies.
Our The Scarlet Letter manga is true to the original context of the play--we don't take Hester and Pearl and set them in a setting/time that's not relevant to Hawthorne's original and intended time/setting. You could say that ours is "true" to the novel.
Our Huck Finn manga is true to the original context of the play--we don't take Huck, Jim, and the rest of the characters and set them in a setting/time that's not relevant to Twain's original and intended time/setting. Also, we don't shy away frm the controversial language that you find in Twain's original work. You could say that ours is "true" to the novel.