King Lear - William Shakespeare, Richard Appignanesi & Ilya

King Lear

By William Shakespeare, Richard Appignanesi & Ilya

  • Release Date: 2009-05-21
  • Genre: Other


“WHICH OF YOU DOTH LOVE US MOST?” The story of King Lear, the old chieftain who decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, begins like a fairy tale – and ends as the most terrifying tragedy ever written. This original manga recreation of Shakespeare’s apocalyptic play vividly transfers the action to the violently disputed colonial frontiers of 18th-century America, where it is the last of the Mohicans who is bound upon a wheel of fire... 

King Lear is part of Manga Shakespeare, a series of graphic novel adaptations of William Shakespeare’s plays. Drawing inspiration from 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.