Adapted by Richard Appignanesi and illustrated by Nana Li, the Manga Shakespeare interpretation of Twelfth Night incorporates fresh ideas and thoughtful settings to introduce the classic play to a new audience of Shakespeare fans.
A comedy of mistaken identity and thwarted love, Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays and is frequently performed and studied across the country. When Viola finds herself shipwrecked, she pretends to be a male servant and falls in love with Duke Orsino.
“This manga adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy is as enjoyable as the Bard intended. Li’s sweet shojo art style fits the story perfectly, and the pseudohistorical setting is fun. Her deft touch with facial expressions, comic inserts, and chibis (cute little cartoon characters) will help readers understand the Elizabethan dialogue.” —Booklist
Manga Shakespeare series:
Romeo and Juliet
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing