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
Dimensions(mm): Height 210,Width 149
CategoriesShakespeare plays
ISBN 9780955816970
Illustrations chiefly Illustrations (some col.)

Publishing Details

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


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.