Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Macbeth (Manga Classics) art by Julien Choy - OPTIONAL

Macbeth (Manga Classics) art by Julien Choy, 329 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. Udon Entertainment, 2018. $26.

Language: PG (3 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG13



On their way back from battle, the victorious Macbeth and Banquo run into three witches prophesying of greatness in their futures. The two heroes laugh off the impossible predictions until the first shocking fortune proves true. Is everything the witches said true? Macbeth takes matters into his own hands to ensure it is so.

Choy’s illustrations are impressive as they echo Macbeth’s gradual transformation through the story. While these visuals certainly assisted reading comprehension, I don’t think this adaptation is as effective as other Manga Classics in helping readers understand the old English used by Shakespeare. The mature content is for partial nudity and innuendo; the violence rating is for gore and murder.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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