Manga Shakespeare: As You Like It


Words by Richard Appignanesi

Art by Chie Kutsuwada

Paperback, 208 pp, £8.99 

“…And one man in his time plays many parts.” This exciting manga version of Shakespeare’s most dazzling comedy of love transports the action to an Oriental world, where the Realpolitik of the post-modern city is transfigured by the timeless truths it meets in the Forest of Ar-Den. One mask is exchanged for another. This is the age-old story: brothers quarrel, boy meets girl, boy becomes man; four weddings, two reconciliations – and a girl who dresses as a boy. Well, each to his own, nobody’s perfect, and… as you like it.

As You Like It is part of Manga Shakespeare, a series of graphic novel adaptations of William Shakespeare’s plays. Drawing inspiration from trend-setting 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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