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Shakespeare cartoonified – The Merchant of Venice: Part 1

I know many people hate Shakespeare and that they have had bad experiences with it in school. But, you know, Shakespeare really isn’t all that bad. I’m very fond of Shakespearian plays myself, and as I have to write a paper on Shakespearian comedy at the moment, I thought I’d turn work into play and cartoonify The Merchant of Venice. (The cartoon isn’t part of the paper. That would have been a wonderful opportunity though! I’m studying the devices used in the play.)

So here is my retelling of Merchant. I hope you like it and that I can share my enjoyment of the comedy with you in this series of cartoons. (Also, I did not mean for Lorenzo to come out having Draco Malfoy hair. That kind of just happened.)

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“Soon” means “probably two weeks”. I’d like to post another book review next week, as I haven’t done one in months. My only problem is I don’t know what book to review. Things that I have read recently include A Game of Thrones, American Gods and the entire The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy-series. I’m fine with reviewing any of those, but they are all so popular and have been reviewed so many times, I’m not sure if people want another review. Unless you want my take on any/all of them? Let me know in the comments! You can check out the little floaty shelf in the sidebar to see other things I’ve read recently, if there is a review you’d like to request.

Now, it’s very late, I have class on Shakespeare’s Richard II tomorrow and I am also hungry for no reason. So that means I have to go now. Have a great rest-of-the-week!

Keep smiling!

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12 responses

  1. I’d love to read your review on A Game of Thrones! I started reading that and then didn’t have enough time to finish, so I just watched the HBO show and started to re-read Chalice, instead. 😛

    Loved the comic! Look forward to more!

    March 14, 2013 at 07:20

    • Alrighty then! GoT review next week it is! I haven’t watched the show, so between us we should probably be able figure out the aspects of this thing.
      Thanks! 🙂

      Nice to see you around again, by the way! 😀

      March 15, 2013 at 00:44

  2. elizabethweaver

    This is wonderful! You could do all the plays like this and publish it, I bet. Thanks for the smiles.

    March 14, 2013 at 19:42

    • I’d like to cartoonify more of the plays, but I don’t think the tragedies would translate well into this format. Luckily, there are lots of comedies! Thanks!
      My pleasure! 🙂

      March 15, 2013 at 00:39

  3. Absolutely terrific. Very creative. Fun. Thanks.

    March 15, 2013 at 01:06

    • I’m glad you liked it! 😀

      March 15, 2013 at 23:36

  4. This will surely motivate my students to read Shakespeare. =)

    March 15, 2013 at 09:59

    • That’s great to hear! 🙂 Shakespeare doesn’t deserve all the prejudice it gets.

      March 15, 2013 at 23:37

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