Manga Shakespeare: The Tempest

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on," proclaims Prospero, the sorcerer. Robbed of his dukedom, he is marooned on a wild island with his daughter Miranda. After years in exile, he conjures a storm that shipwrecks his usurping brother and political enemies. A fusion of the original Shakespeare with manga visuals, this is a cutting-edge adaptation set after the energy crisis of the 21st century has plunged mankind into a second Dark Age. Those who keep technology alive are 'sorcerers'. Prospero's 'magic' reveals stories of love too easily won, freedom from slavery and a royal power struggle.   The Tempest is part of Manga Shakespeare, a series of graphic novel adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays. Drawing inspiration from Japan and using Shakespeare's original texts, this series – adapted by Richard Appignanesi and illustrated by leading manga artists – brings to life the great Bard's words for students, Shakespeare enthusiasts and manga fans.
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Page Count

196 Pages

Print Release Date

September 12 2007

Digital Release Date

October 10 2018

Age Rating

15+ Only

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