Hamlet

Hamlet No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels is a series based on the translated texts of the plays found in No Fear Shakespeare The original No Fear series made Shakespeare s plays much easier to read but the

  • Title: Hamlet
  • Author: Neil Babra William Shakespeare
  • ISBN: 9781411498730
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels is a series based on the translated texts of the plays found in No Fear Shakespeare The original No Fear series made Shakespeare s plays much easier to read, but these dynamic visual adaptations are impossible to put down Each of the titles is illustrated in its own unique style, but all are distinctively offbeat, slightly funky, and apNo Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels is a series based on the translated texts of the plays found in No Fear Shakespeare The original No Fear series made Shakespeare s plays much easier to read, but these dynamic visual adaptations are impossible to put down Each of the titles is illustrated in its own unique style, but all are distinctively offbeat, slightly funky, and appealing to teen readers Each book will feature

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    1. Hamlet is my all time favorite of Shakespeare's plays and I was a bit dubious when I picked it up at the library simple because I like the original version so much.Luckily I wasn't disappointed. While it does lack some of the quality of the orginal I thought it was a brilliant adaptation. The art style fits well and I especially found Ophelia's sudden descent into madness and suicide to be both very pretty and every chilling. While the dialouge has been changed slightly to suit younger readers t [...]

    2. I'm not a fan of graphic novels, but this adaptation makes Shakespeare's Hamlet very accessible. My friend, Gwen, recommended the "No Fear Shakespeare" series. I'm reading it to prepare for my high schooler's class on Shakespeare. I think this is a great introduction to the Bard and I highly recommend it for those who find Shakespeare unapproachable. Cautionary note to parents: Shakespeare wrote for the masses and the masses enjoyed vulgarity, which Shakespeare happily provides. This adaptation [...]

    3. Review originally posted at Dangerously Cold TeaThere are probably few readers of this blog who are not at least halfway familiar with the story of Hamlet, but for those whose memory may be a bit murky, here's a recap: Hamlet's father, the king is dead. The king's ghost tells Hamlet that his killer is his brother, now the current king and new husband of Hamlet's mum. Hamlet vows to have his revenge, and goes freaking nuts in the process. Also, Ophelia, who is by far the craziest of them all (no [...]

    4. Book ReviewBook Title: HamletBook Author: William ShakespeareAdapter/Illustrator: Neil BabraIntroduction: I love Shakespeare, and Hamlet has always been my favourite of all of his plays and sonnets so when I saw this little manga on sale at a location book shop I had to pick it up and read it. I read it about 3 years ago, but I finally found it again on my bookshelf and decided to read it again and review it.Review:This adaption is truly an adaption - it's not identical to the original, but it's [...]

    5. Fantastic!Neil Babra's art was delightful. I loved how he used the medium to explain some of the intricacies of Shakespeare's language, speaking of language, it was mostly updated and shortened, but not necessarily simplified. It definitely took me longer to read this than most graphic novels.I haven't read Hamlet since like high school, and I definitely did not catch on to some things in high school (even though I read it and discussed it in ENGLISH CLASS, but whatevs), namely that Hamlet is a [...]

    6. WOW. This is really a fantastic adaptation of Hamlet! Hamlet is my favorite play, so I was hoping the graphic novel would be done well—and I was not at all disappointed. The art is beautiful and works perfectly with the story, and I especially love how the artist was able to fit so much action and emotion into it. Everyone had great facial expressions. I especially loved the character of Hamlet—he's manic yet dark, and everything I think Hamlet should be. Most of the characters were very wel [...]

    7. Hamlet is one of my favorite plays and I enjoy reading and watching different adaptations of it. I like that this text kept many of the more famous lines from the original and updated them to fit with the more contemporary English used in the rest of the work. The illustrations and footnotes helped to explain many of the literary devices and illusions that modern audiences may struggle with (Biblical references, comparisons to Greek dieties, meanings of different flowers). This is an easily read [...]

    8. The stars are for the wonderfully powerful artwork of this graphic novel. Yet I personally do not care for the adaptation of Shakespeare into graphic novel form. I miss all the narrative and description in the original Shakespeare. On the other hand, I can see how a graphic novel could get younger readers more interested in the classics. It is a quicker introductory format that will hopefully get them to explore the originals.

    9. I was much more able to understand the story because this was told in graphic novel, and the drawings were all nice and well done.

    10. Graphic Novel of Shakespeare's Hamlet. It was well done.Read for LIS 5577 Graphic Novels, FSU Summer 2017

    11. As a lead-in or companion to Hamlet, this book is very good. It's one of the No Fear Shakespeare group's three graphic novelizations, and I'd say it falls smack in the middle -- not as good as the Romeo and Juliet version, which is itself a thing of beauty, yet better than the Macbeth version, which I just didn't like. It's no surprise that No Fear has commissioned artists to depict three of the bard's plays that are most taught and read in high schools; their point is to make these stories acce [...]

    12. Hamlet - No Fear Shakespeare Act 1, Scene one was my book to read because my older sister had spoken so highly of it, I wanted to see what I'd been missing out on!The authors writing style was something that'd really caught my attention.Shakespeare would write in words which commonly wouldn't fall into the common words/phrases found within the English language today, so of course for some readers it may be tough to understand - mainly for young readers. But - What the author, SparkNotes had done [...]

    13. Like the other Spark Notes guides to Shakespeare’s plays, No Fear Hamlet is pretty faithful in meaning to the Bard’s. As opposed to side-by-side translations in their other guides, this graphic novel uses plain text and lots of context clues in facial expressions and action to render English Renaissance drama about a Danish prince accessible to readers.Programming/lesson ideas: English learners regularly ask me for the side-by-side translations of the Shakespeare plays they have to read in t [...]

    14. The 'No Fear Shakespeare' graphic novels are a series of translated texts of the plays of Shakespeare. This series has created an interest in readers grade 5-10 for it's helpful plot summary, casts of characters, detailed and text supporting illustrations, as well as line by line translations of the original play. When students are developing comprehension of text or learning how to become creative writers, this text can show that even the most complex pieces of writing can be broken down and un [...]

    15. Overall, this was a very good adaptation of Shakespeare´s Hamlet to young readers. I really enjoyed reading Hamlets soliloquies with those beautiful illustrations. It certainly made it more dramatic. Nonetheless, I encounter a few errors and typos on the written dialogues. I guess that was bad editing but it was very distracting. Having read Hamlet before I recommend this to any reader that has read this famous play. Like any movie or visual adaptation it gives you a pretty good idea at how wou [...]

    16. I figured since I'm going to be seeing Hamlet in the next couple of weeks I figured I should kill two birds with one stone: get a nice refresher and work on my summer reading challenge. I'm still a noob when it comes to graphic novels, but I'm finding that I enjoy them more the more I explore the genre. I didn't care much for the art in this one, mostly because the black and white art was a bit too subtle for me when distinguishing between a couple of the characters. The writing, however, was fa [...]

    17. There's just something about this that holds me from giving it five stars. However I do like the imagery of it all. It matches the story. Hamlet is my favorite Shakespeare play and I did see a different type of Hamlet in this, I almost think I saw the true version. Having read the play already in no fear Shakespeare I was prepared and ready for all that happened. I knew what was going on. And seeing pictures and scenes of it all and practically an even simpler speech, helps me understand even mo [...]

    18. Anyone reading Hamlet for the first time would greatly benefit from this comic book. You get the story in an easily accessible way. it is no replacement however. The importance of Shakespeare is not just the story, but the style of words - of course. The artwork is great, as with split panels showing the literal scene with the figurative meaning. Only occasionally does the artwork exist only for itself, not really fitting with the dialogue. As when Ophelia is shown with an overly crazed face bef [...]

    19. Thought this was a really interesting take on reading Hamlet. It added some of the visual elements that you would get from a performance, as well as footnotes for some of the references. But you also got the blessing of being able to read it, and not have to decipher the words as they come out of an actor's mouth with strange accents and pitch and such. Would definitely recommend for a more reluctant reader who has to do some Shakespeare. Not sure how much parts of the original text were changed [...]

    20. I rather enjoyed this and thought it was a lovely introduction to Shakespeare's Hamlet as the graphic novel wasn't in the original Shakespearian language, instead it was in normal English, therefore becoming easier to understand. The artwork was great, even though it was black and white. Overall, I think it is a great quick read, and is perfect for gaining an understanding of the play before tackling the original.

    21. I'd like to read more NO FEAR SHAKESPEARE books after I found out that it has the original version on the left and the modern translation of it on the right side of the book plus to check out more graphic novels about it for I find graphic novels more exciting and engaging I guess I'm more of the illustration kinda person and I don't want to bombard my to be read list ;))Thanks to MrWildboy94 for sharing such amazing things in his youtube channel ^_^

    22. I LOVED this! Hamlet is my favorite Shakespeare play so when I found this I knew I needed to get it, and boy oh boy am I glad I did! The art style in this was so interesting and captivating. Also the fact that it was a No Fear Shakespeare version worked wonderfully. I wasn't worried about not fully understanding the language and it fit with the art of the novel. Beautiful job! I will read this many more times :)

    23. An easy read suitable for those new to Shakespeare. However, it is very appropriate for those who are well versed in Hamlet. I would recommend this graphic novel in the se way I would recommend those interested in theatre to see a new production of the same play. Each interpretation breathes a new spirit into the story.

    24. This book continues with Hamlet being frustrated by his uncle's reactions of his dads death. He also continues to see a ghost version of his father continuously and one in particular is he actually spoke and said that he was murdered. Hamlet started having a suspicious feeling because he thought it was his uncle behind the murder. He thought that his uncle didn't lay one tear.

    25. The "No Fear Shakespeare" line makes me very uncomfortable. Frankly, the real fun in Shakespeare is discovering the language that these books sidestep. That said, the chance to get a graphic adaptation of Hamlet was pretty tough to pass up and Neil Babra's line art and layouts look like a fun choice. I haven't heard the name but the work looks good.

    26. I love Hamlet. I've read it more times than I can honestly remember, and in more styles than I can count. But this is one of the first times I've read it that I can REALLY feel like I understand what's going on-- the motivations, the emotions, just the general situation. This was a treasure to read. I kind of want a copy for myself now.

    27. I just picked up this book to get a better perspective of Hamlet. The original text was brilliant, but I felt the need for de-coding of some ideas and until now (~120 pages) that need has been satisfied. -----------Just finished reading the book. It's brilliant and Neil Babra deserves a special mention for bringing this Shakespeare classic to life with amazing illustrations.

    28. I was reading this graphic novel version of Hamlet as a review for two of my students. Reading it in this format was very enjoyable and fun since it was a bit different. The No Fear Shakespeare format was very easy to understand and fun to read at the same time!

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