Tag Archive for William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice

This simplified version of a controversial play leaves this reviewer cold. There is no mention of Shylock being Jewish, which certainly reduces the controversy over this character but also demeans Shakespeare’s words, characterization, and plot. The graphic novel opens with…

Macbeth

Upon the Scottish moor, three witches are stirring up trouble. Macbeth and Banquo, two Scottish nobles are on their way home from a victorious battle which has suppressed a rebellion against the king. As the two parties meet, the witches…