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The Tempest (Manga Shakespeare Series)
     

The Tempest (Manga Shakespeare Series)

by Paul Duffield, William Shakespeare
 

The latest in the breakout series Manga Shakespeare, introducing teens to a new kind of Bard.

Shipwrecks, long-lost families, and a powerful magician make Shakespeare’s masterpiece perfect for the Manga Shakespeare. Miranda and her father, Prospero, have been on an isolated island for twelve years. When the survivors of a shipwreck land on the

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The latest in the breakout series Manga Shakespeare, introducing teens to a new kind of Bard.

Shipwrecks, long-lost families, and a powerful magician make Shakespeare’s masterpiece perfect for the Manga Shakespeare. Miranda and her father, Prospero, have been on an isolated island for twelve years. When the survivors of a shipwreck land on the island (thanks to Prospero’s magical machinations), they’re drawn into a web of coincidences, love at first sight, and old grievances that only Prospero’s forgiveness can remedy. Full of tricks and intrigue and ingeniously adapted into the manga form, The Tempest is a rollicking read for both Shakespeare aficionados and those coming to him for the first time.

F&P level: Z

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up -The enduring strength of The Tempest lies in Shakespearea's poetic language, and this abridgment offers richly illustrated "sound bites" of some of its most famous lines. The theatrical qualities of manga are well suited to the romantic drama and fairy-tale elements of the play, moving the story forward while enhancing the meaning of the poetry. This art form lends itself well to the images of Ariela's invisibility to all but Prospero, Antonio and Sebastian plotting the deaths of Alonso and Gonzolo as they circle the sleeping bodies, Mirandaa's large eyes weeping as Ferdinand declares his love, and Prosperoa's finger drying her tears while saying, "Fair encounter of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace on that which breeds between them." This adaptation follows the series format: the book is read from left to right and the cast of characters appears up front. Both the introduction and a map showing the location of major events help readers follow the plot. One obstacle is the abrupt change of scenes with no visual clue that the story has shifted to another scene. Back matter includes a plot summary and brief biography of Shakespeare. This adaptation would be useful both as an introduction to the play and as a companion piece for classroom study of it, using images to illuminate the Barda's eloquent poetry.-Barbara M. Moon, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810994768
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
Manga Shakespeare Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Paul Duffield is an illustrator and animator influenced by a fusion of manga and European comics. After graduating with a bachelor’s in animation from London’s Kingston University, he went on to win both Tokyopop’s Rising Stars of Manga and the International Manga and Anime Festival grand prizes.

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