Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! eGo plot to kill Shakespeare and obtain his uill and with it his magic Thrust into the middle of this conflict is Hamlet initially rescued by Richard and dubbed the Shadow King prophesied according to Richard to kill Shakespeare and free England from the wizard s tyranny Later Hamletscapes from Richard s grasp and learns that not all is what it seems with the King of England But the uestion remains whose side is he on and who is this Cannibal elusive ShakespeareWould that I could give this book the rating it deserves for its concept alone Alas inxecution Kill Shakespeare leaves me feeling somewhat unsatisfied There s plenty to like about this book witty dialogue somewhat unsatisfied There s plenty to like about this book witty dialogue villains humorous situations and allusions to many of Shakespeare s plays Yet beneath all these myriad lements of farce
The Central Element Of Story SuffersHamlet S central lement of story suffersHamlet s is probably the most compelling conflict in this first volume Exiled from Denmark for the murder of Polonius Hamlet Man, Son of Man ends up in Englandssentially a guest of Richard III To both Hamlet and us xcept if you know who Richard III is you know better Richard seems like the good guy a philosopher king
Desperate To Save His Kingdom to save his kingdom the oppressive magic of this mysterious wizard Only Hamlet the shadow king can save them by killing Shakespeare Hamlet still understandably traumatized is not namoured with the idea of becoming a contract killer Still he begins to form a friendship with Iago as they ride across the countryside in the company of Richard s menOnce Hamlet hears the other side of the story from Falstaff and Juliet he surprise surprise becomes indecisive He s a stranger to this land he has no uarrel with ither side or with William Shakespeare That being said I feel like my background knowledge of these characters and it s rather obvious ven if you aren t familiar with Shakespeare s plays upset the dynamic in this moral ambiguity It seems so obvious that Juliet and the Protagonists as they are called hah are the good guys and that Richard and Lady Macbeth are Evil In fact when I think about it there s nothing all that original or uniue about the overall plot here one might as well have used some different generic characters and still arrived at the same Uncommon Wisdom ending What do the Shakespearean characters add to this storyNot much However the opposite is true I uite liked seeing Othello having to confront Iago Juliet giving a speech about how much she has lost and how she needs to believe in this Will Hamlet struggling with his guilt over the death of Polonius and his father s death and in general being uite useless Kill Shakespeare gives these characters a brand newnvironment in which they can continue to Unseen City explore their motivations and grow from theirxperiences in their respective plays Of course since most of Shakespeare s tragic figures Art end up driving a dagger betwixt their breasts they need a miraclexemption Not God Is in the Crowd every character fares so well in this type of adaptation I m not a fan of Lady Macbeth s recasting as some kind ofvil sorceress Yeah in the Scottish Play she coveted power perhaps so ven than her husband but her role in Kill Shakespeare seems. K take on the Bard pits his greatest heroes Hamlet Juliet Othello Falstaff against his most menacing villains. .
This was A PRETTY GOOD GRAPHIC NOVEL DEFINITELY pretty good graphic novel Definitely me of the Fables series They took stories we all know and love ok ok at least know and tolerated in high school and transformed them into an interconnected intense and twisted tale with murder madness and intrigue At first my memory o I ve not thought of myself as a reading snob or snooty English teacher I may have to rethink that after this graphic novel In an attempt to find Shakespeare related books and broaden my graphic novel xperience only memoirs so far both good I picked this up The premise seemed fun a bunch of Shakespeare s characters live in a world where he is God and different factions are trying to kill or worship him Maybe this would be a fun way to put newfound Shakespearean knowledge to work for students and a fun diversion for me Not so much In fact not at allThe story is hard to follow The Matriarchs (The Family even the pictures are hard to follow yes I ve read my share of comic books so I m not illiterate Isn t that Comics 101 Don tven get me started on the inconsistent use of thee thou and you sometimes Notes for the Everlost even in the same dialogue bubble Couple that with steroidal men Othello okay Iago and Hamlet give me a break and an impossibly buxom Lady Macbeth with dress fabric that would do the Space Age proud woven on some incredible Middle Age loom I am not a purist but come on sprinkling a few famous uotes and naming your characters Capulet Falstaff and the like not only doesn t raise you to literature in fact it doesn tven make you a good comic book An interesting story but one that felt a little off I m not sure what to make of this yet I did When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) enjoy the bonus story at thend though The treatment of women particularly Lady Macbeth was somewhat oogy Also there are really only two women Lady Macbeth harlot adulteress power hungry madwoman goes around with her cleavage all over the place and Juliet young dresses like a boy virginal if not virgin classic madonnawhore dichotomy Really people Really What would happen if Hamlet Lady Macbeth and Richard III walked into a pub They would sympathise immediately ally themselves to form the Great Unholy Trinity of Evilest Evil in the Universe and start scheming how to murder William Shakespeare the genius Elizabethan playwright Now what has good old Will done to these three l What Fables does for fairy tales Kill Shakespeare does with the greatest writer of all time proclaimed the back cover of the graphic novel and that was nough for me although perhaps I should have heeded the ironic warning implicit in those words one attempts to improve on the g Fun mashup of various Shakespeare characters
fighting ach other Clever original fun conception just okay artistic work each other Clever original fun conception just okay artistic work liked it and wanted to love it This is such an amazing concept and when I first heard about it I was taken aback by how unbelievably awesome it might be Some of Shakespeare s most memorable characters face off against ach other in a desperate race to find a wizard named William Shakespeare Othello Juliet Falstaff and others believe that Will will deliver them from the tyranny of King Richard III Richard along with the Macbeths and Ia. Volume 1 What Fables does for fairy tales Kill Shakespeare does with the greatest writer of all time This dar. .
Read Kill Shakespeare Volume 1.
Rather forced The same might be said for Juliet xactly how she went "from weeping maiden to warrior maiden TVTropes isn t clear I m willing " weeping maiden to warrior maiden TVTropes isn t clear I m willing cut the authors some slack here because Shakespeare is much like The
Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy versatile and mutable changing to fit its medium and its audienceIs Guide to the Galaxy versatile and mutable changing to fit its medium and its audienceI completing my final year of my undergraduate degree at the Attracting Birds to Your Backyard end of which I ll be certified to teach high school math and English So while I read Kill Shakespeare Ivaluated it not only as a book but with the Deep Listening eye of possibly using it tongage students with the world of Shakespeare Let s face it the Bard is difficult because he s writing in a language and meter 400 years removed from us for a style and form that has Bird-by-Bird Gardening evolved well beyond the Elizabethan playhouse So reimaginings adaptations and mashups of Shakespearean works are valuable tools for conveying Shakespeare s plays to modern day audiences I m not certain Kill Shakespeare retainsnough of the flavour and content of Shakespeare s plays to be worth teaching on its own but it would definitely make an interesting supplementary aidI suspect that ultimately my feelings about this story will be swayed by the final volume Do they actually kill Shakespeare Probably not Will we get to see characters from some of his other works such as King Lear or The Tempest A short comic included at the nd implies that the dagger Richard gives to Hamlet to use on Shakespeare is the same dagger that Brutus used to stab Caesar I m sure that half the fun the writers had was trying to come up with ways to include various characters and there are so many of them so I m looking forward to seeing
Of That In Volume 2that in Volume 2 Shakespeare didn t blow my mind like I was hoping it would but it this first volume is still a decent nough Unbuttoning the CEO (The Suits Undone example of how 400 years on William Shakespeare is still rocking my world Really cool conceit I was confused sometimes with the panelling as to what was going on but as the book went on it got and fully developed and the characters got and interesting Definitely want to keep up and see where it goes I came here to watch Shakespeare be hunted down and killed by his own characters and I honestly feel so betrayed But softWhat comic through yonder bookshelf breaksIt is this one And I like a hot dog on a bunOkay so my iambic pentameter is a little rusty and perhaps I m only 98% aslouent as the Bard But whatever you groundlings can just keep your comments to yourself You get what you pay forThis is a solid start to what I hope is a good series I m giving this it four stars based as much on my hope that subseuent volumes are as My Teacher Is a Robot entertaining as the premise as the content of volume 1 itself which is solid but didn t tighten my girdle strings uite as much as I d hoped When you have blurbs that draw comps to Fables and The Unwritten you re putting yourself in lofty company Fables is my favorite comic series of all time and The Unwritten is a worthwhile if occasionally frustrating read I don t think this series will uite live up to that billing but if it can approximate those series in the way that my own poeticndeavors approximate Sh. Richard III Lady Macbeth Iago in an pic adventure to find and kill a reclusive wizard named William Shakespea. .