LINKING IMAGE, TEXT AND PERFORMANCE
Manga Shakespeare is a series of critically acclaimed books featuring cutting-edge manga illustrations with the abridged original text from Shakespeare. Manga is a visual medium originating from Japan, used for popular communication and education, increasingly popular in the West.
On mangashakespeare.com you can:
learn more about each of the books
browse our press archive
find out about our workshop programme
collect learning resources
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Educational quality and adaptation
The Manga Shakespeare editorial team is led by a leading Shakespeare scholar and an educational editor. Advised by teachers and other educationalists, the team is expert in making serious works of literature more accessible.
Plays in the Manga Shakespeare series are abridged to allow teachers to focus on key scenes, while following Shakespeare's text.
It is widely used as an instruction medium in Japan
In the UK, use of manga and other new media has been endorsed by The Scottish Office NATE, The Reading Agency, and the Quality and Curriculum Authority in meeting the needs of students studying English
Manga uses 'sequential art' to tell stories and to stimulate ideas
Manga is popular with both girls and boys
Manga has a range of educational applications - both for students exploring complex ideas and for those challenged by conventional reading
Manga is a superb educational aid for learning English as a second language
Manga is a proven teaching tool: