Publication Date: October 13, 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
A taut adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterwork by Gareth Hinds — the standard-bearer of graphic-novel retellings of literary classics.
In a graceful adaptation, Gareth Hinds transforms Shakespeare’s timeless tale of pride and defiance, loyalty and ambition, betrayal and revenge into graphic-novel format, packing it with visual drama and providing accessible notes. This artful edition — like an extraordinary stage performance — offers a striking new perspective on one of the most powerful and beloved tragedies in the English language. Incorporating excerpts from the bard’s own language, Gareth Hinds’s inventive format opens the experience of KING LEAR to students and fans of graphic literature.
Gareth Hinds says he sees the graphic novel form as "a perfect bridge between the printed word and theatrical performance." He is currently at work on a graphic-novel edition of Homer’s THE ODYSSEY. He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.