Manga Shakespeare King Lear

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Manga Shakespeare King Lear
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   William Shakespeare
By (author)   Richard Appignanesi
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Pages:208
Dimensions(mm): Height 210,Width 149
CategoriesShakespeare plays
Manga
ISBN 9780955816970
ClassificationsDewey:741.5
Audience
General

Publishing Details

Publisher SelfMadeHero
Imprint SelfMadeHero
Publication Date 1 May 2009
NZ Release Date 29 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom

Description

The story of Lear, the old chieftain, who divides his kingdom among his three daughters is the most terrifying tragedy ever written. Shakespeare's apocalyptic play is vividly transferred to the colonial frontiers of 18th-century America, where it is the last of the Mohicans who is bound upon a wheel of fire...

Author Biography

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. // Richard Appignanesi graduated with a doctorate in classical art history. He was a founder and co-director of the Writers & Readers Publishing Cooperative and Icon Books, where he originated the internationally acclaimed Introducing series. His own best-selling titles written for that series include Freud, Postmodernism and Existentialism. He is the author of the fiction trilogy Italia Perversa (Stalin's Orphans, The Mosque and Destroying America) and the novel Yukio Mishima's Report to the Emperor. He has served as a curator of art exhibitions, university lecturer and conference organiser for the British Council. He is currently associate editor of the art and culture journal Third Text and reviews editor of the policy and futures studies journal Futures. // ILYA's work has been published by Marvel, DC and Dark Horse in the USA, Kodansha in Japan, and numerous independent companies worldwide. His previous books include the award-winning graphic novel series The End of the Century Club, It's Dark in London (for SelfMadeHero), and the kitchen sink drama Skidmarks. His Illustration clients include the BBC, the Royal Academy of Arts, The Times and the Guardian newspapers, and most recently East End Life, for whom he crafts a regular strip. ILYA edits the Mammoth Book of Best New Manga series. His first and most recent publication is a novel, The Clay Dreaming [Myriad Editions, 2011].