Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Reader's Diary #2001- William Shakespeare (writer), Julien Choy (art): Macbeth

Graphic novel adaptations of scripts seems like a match made in heaven. The dialogue is already there and the artist gets to create visuals that arguably couldn't even be accomplished on a stage.

For a Shakespeare adaptation that lends itself to adaptation that is likely better understood by readers. In this case the original and full text of Shakespeare is kept in tact, so I still wouldn't suggest it's easy, but the visuals by Julien Chan certainly help clarify much of what is going on. I cannot say that I was particularly fond of the character looks and skilled actors would certainly be better adept at conveying emotion, but I did quite like the backgrounds and scenes where metaphorical elements and allusions were drawn out.

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