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Richard Appignanesi is a published adapter and an author of young adult books. Published credits of Richard Appignanesi include Manga Shakespeare: Julius Caesar (Manga Shakespeare), Manga Shakespeare: Macbeth (Manga Shakespeare), Manga Shakespeare: Hamlet (Manga Shakespeare), and Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet (Manga Shakespeare).

Richard Appignanesi is the author of books: Manga Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Freud for Beginners, Introducing Postmodernism, Manga Shakespeare: Hamlet, Manga Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Manga Shakespeare: As You Like It, Manga Shakespeare: Much Ado about Nothing, Manga Shakespeare: The Tempest, Manga Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

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In this comedy of mistaken identity and thwarted love, Viola and her twin brother, Sebastian, are shipwrecked on Illyria, where they wreak havoc on the romantic lives of Countess Olivia and Duke Orsino. Viola, dressed as a man, can't shake the attention of Olivia—but she only has eyes for Orsino. Transported into a steampunk-inspired nineteenth century, this interpretation of Shakespeare's beloved classic captures the chaos and poetry of the original in a whole new way.

The Manga Shakespeare series is an exciting new way to read the works of William Shakespeare—and much more fun than a study guide! Using Shakespeare's original text and drawing inspiration from modern Japan, each of the books brings to life one of the most important works od literature in the English language. Whether it's for school or for relaxation, whether you're a fan of manga or of the Bard, Manga Shakespeare won't disappoint!
The Beginner Books -- "Their cartoon format and irreverent wit make difficult ideas accessible and entertaining." -- Newsday

Everything you need to know about neurosis, libido, ego, and id -- but somehow it slipped your mind.

Freud for Beginners is a perfect introduction to the life and thought of the man whose discovery of psychoanalysis revolutionized our attitudes towards mental illness, religion, sex, and culture. This documentary cartoon book plunges us into the world of late-nineteenth-century Vienna in which Freud grew up. We explore his early background in science, his work as a therapist, his encounter with cocaine, and his theories on the unconscious, dreams, the Oedipus Complex, and sexuality.

We meet his family, his friend and enemies, and his patients -- The Rat Man, Anna O., Little Hans -- and we get an insider's view as the psychoanalytic movement is launched. The zany art and probing text do an extraordinary job of simplifying Freud without trivializing him.
Here is the new expanded edition of the international bestseller Introducing Postmodernism. Has the 21st century resolved the question of postmodernism or are we more than ever ensnared in its perplexities? Postmodernism seemed to promise an end to the grim Cold War era of nuclear confrontation and oppressive ideologies. Fukuyama's notoriously proclaimed end of history, the triumph of liberal democracy over Communist tyranny, has proved an illusion. We awoke in the anxious grip of globalization, unpredictable terrorism and unforeseen war. Introducing Postmodernism traces the pedigrees of postmodernism in art, theory, science and history, providing an urgent guide to the present. Derrida, Baudrillard, Foucault and many other icons of postmodern complexity are brilliantly elucidated by Richard Appignanesi and enlivened by the Guardian's Biff cartoonist Chris Garratt.
Now presenting Manga Shakespeare—the Bard’s greatest plays in an accessible, lively format for a new generation of readers

Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, and this exciting new retelling provides young readers an innovative introduction to “the melancholy Dane.” Hamlet is your typical angst-ridden teen—he doesn’t know how to deal with his responsibilities, how to treat his girlfriend, or how to react to his father’s death. He has no one to trust, and he even acts crazy so adults will leave him alone. Manga fans—and kids who find Shakespeare intimidating—will be drawn to the style and action of the Manga Shakespeare series, learning that required reading doesn’t have to be boring.
The latest in the breakout series Manga Shakespeare, introducing teens to a new kind of Bard.

In one of Shakespeare’s funniest, most enduring stories, meddling fairies create unexpected love triangles among a group of teenagers. Hermia is in love with Lysander. Demetrius is in love with Hermia. Helena is in love with Demetrius. Add to the mix Puck, a fairy with a powerful love potion, and chaos is sure to follow. Now everyone’s in love with Helena, Hermia is hopping mad, and the fairy queen Titania is in love with a man with a donkey’s head! Using the style and visual language of manga, Kate Brown transforms Shakespeare’s world into something new and vibrant. It’s the perfect introduction to Shakespeare’s work for reluctant readers and manga fans alike.

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Othello and As You Like It are the newest additions to the imaginative world of Manga Shakespeare. In the face of the false evidence produced by the conniving Iago, Othello
cannot trust his wife, and his mistrust leads to the play’s tragic conclusion. In As You Like It, Rosalind, dressed like a boy, falls in love with Orlando. A mistaken-identity comedy follows, with a happy ending (or the ultimate justice served) for those who deserve it. Both plays have been refreshingly updated in the style of manga while maintaining Shakespeare’s beautiful language.
In Much Ado About Nothing, Beatrice and Benedick trade insults and fall in love in the sunny Italian court of the Duke—but the Duke’s brother has devious plans to ruin the happy mood. Manga readers can now enjoy the wit and drama of these plays firsthand.

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The latest in the breakout series Manga Shakespeare, introducing teens to a new kind of Bard.

Shipwrecks, long-lost families, and a powerful magician make Shakespeare’s masterpiece perfect for the Manga Shakespeare. Miranda and her father, Prospero, have been on an isolated island for twelve years. When the survivors of a shipwreck land on the island (thanks to Prospero’s magical machinations), they’re drawn into a web of coincidences, love at first sight, and old grievances that only Prospero’s forgiveness can remedy. Full of tricks and intrigue and ingeniously adapted into the manga form, The Tempest is a rollicking read for both Shakespeare aficionados and those coming to him for the first time.


Zengin bir mirasa sahip olan Portia'yla evlenmek isteyen Bassanio, kadının üzerinde iyi bir izlenim bırakmak ister, fakat bunun için de para gerekmektedir. Cömert Antonio ona yardım etmeye hazırdır, ama elinde nakit para olmadığı için sinsi tefeci Shylock'tan faizsiz borç almak zorunda kalır. Shylock para için faiz istemez ama paranın vaktinde geri ödenmemesi durumunda Antonio'nun göğsünden bir kilo et kesip alacaktır. Borcun vadesi dolarken "merhametin niteliği"ni test etmek Portia'ya kalacaktır.

Elf, troll ve denizadamlarıyla dolu bir fantazi dünyasına taşınan Venedik Taciri, William Shakespeare'in oyunlarının çizgi uyarlaması olan Manga Shakespeare dizisi içinde yer almaktadır. Japon çizgilerinden esinlenen ve Shakespeare'in özgün metinlerinden Richard Appignanesi tarafından uyarlanan bu dizi, usta mangacıların çizimleriyle büyük yaratıcının sözlerini öğrenciler, Shakespeare okurları ve manga hayranları için canlandırıyor.