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King Lear / William Shakespeare ; illustrated by Ian Pollock.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

As flies are to wanton boys, so are we to th' gods: they kill us for their sports, howls King Lear. In artist Ian Pollock's surreal interpretation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the abstract wail of "the unaccomodated man" is dramatized in subtle shadings of the old king's anguish. Every line of dialogue is preserved, and every scene is illustrated in full-color panels arranged on the page in comic book format. As Lear loses his crown, his daughters, his youth, and his dignity, Pollack's paintings keep pace, raising the tension to the level of live performance, and making the nuances of speech and action vividly clear. Pollack's rendition of King Lear is an invaluable aid to both veteran and potential Shakespeare readers.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J GRAPHIC FIC SHAKESPEARE (Text) 33892100378703 Children's Graphic Novels & Comics Book None 05/24/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1579126170
  • ISBN: 9781579126179
  • Physical Description: 139 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2006.

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"The complete play!"
Summary, etc.:
As flies are to wanton boys, so are we to th' gods: they kill us for their sports, howls King Lear. In artist Ian Pollock's surreal interpretation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the abstract wail of "the unaccomodated man" is dramatized in subtle shadings of the old king's anguish. Every line of dialogue is preserved, and every scene is illustrated in full-color panels arranged on the page in comic book format. As Lear loses his crown, his daughters, his youth, and his dignity, Pollack's paintings keep pace, raising the tension to the level of live performance, and making the nuances of speech and action vividly clear. Pollack's rendition of King Lear is an invaluable aid to both veteran and potential Shakespeare readers.
Subject: Lear, King of England (Legendary character) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Lear, King of England (Legendary character) > Drama.
Inheritance and succession > Comic books, strips, etc.
Inheritance and succession > Drama.
Fathers and daughters > Comic books, strips, etc.
Fathers and daughters > Drama.
Kings and rulers > Comic books, strips, etc.
Kings and rulers > Drama.
Fathers and daughters.
Inheritance and succession.
Kings and rulers.
Lear, King of England (Legendary character)
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc.
Drama.

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