Shakespeare was turned into a manga
British publisher SelfMadeHero plans to continue the publication of the classic plays of William Shakespeare in the style of Japanese manga comics. As AFP reports, in 2008 released a manga version of "Macbeth", "Julius Caesar", "As you like it" and "Othello".The first book in the series - "Romeo and Juliet" and "hamlet" - went on sale in March 2007 and enjoyed extraordinary success both in the UK and in Japan, where they literally "flew" off the shelves of bookstores. For six months the circulation of the comic book was sold out and had to print a new one. In September 2007 came out the manga version of "Richard III" and "the Tempest", and in February 2008 - "the Dream in summer night". In June, announced the introduction of "Macbeth" and "Julius Caesar", and in November - "As you like it" and "Othello".Each of the books in the series adapted and illustrated his own specific style. For example, the effect of "Romeo and Juliette" moved into the modern Tokyo, where the Montagues and the Capulets has turned into warring Yakuza clans, "hamlet" performed in the style of cyber-punk, and "Richard III" is left in the traditional interiors of medieval England.It should be noted that the degree of competition in the field of adaptation increases classics - in February, another British publisher, Classical Comics, comics has released "Macbeth" and "Henry V" and is planning to turn into a comic book three of Shakespeare's plays, as well as Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, "Dracula" by Bram Stoker's novel, "Jane Eyre" Charlotte Bronte, "Great expectations" and "a Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. Source: Shakespeare was turned into a manga.