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Manga Classics Shakespeare: Modern English Editions

Manga Classics has announced a new line, Manga Classics Shakespeare: Modern English Editions.

The Manga Classics line publishes foundational works of literature adapted into manga format. They’ve previously released several works by William Shakespeare — including Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth — in unabridged full-text editions. Readers could read the entire play in the original language. Given the age of the work, however, some readers can find that language onerous.

There’s now a choice. The first two Manga Classics Shakespeare: Modern English Editions are those plays, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet. They are available now at $19.99 each. Julien Choy illustrates, and Crystal S. Chan and Michael Barltrop adapted the works. Sample pages can be seen below.

Three more Modern English Editions are planned. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is due in December, with Hamlet and Othello due in 2022.

Manga Classics: Romeo and Juliet Modern English Edition cover
Manga Classics: Romeo and Juliet Modern English Edition sample page
Manga Classics: Romeo and Juliet Modern English Edition sample page
Manga Classics Macbeth Modern English Edition cover
Manga Classics Macbeth Modern English Edition sample page
Manga Classics Macbeth Modern English Edition sample page

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