|It's not quite Shakespeare's words, but it's close! Real close.|
This comes on the tails of several manga versions of Shakespeare's works being done, some trying to play the settings and costumes to the Victorian era, others going wild into characters that look like Dragonball Z fighters, or anthropomorphic creatures. I know why so many publishers have jumped on the Shakespearean bandwagon, and the there are a few reasons: 1) it's public domain (like most of the classics), so anyone can make these stories; 2) there is no need to stick to or even research source material- stage productions, movies, and graphic novels have put Shakespeare stories into biker gangs, outer space, high school gyms and every place in between; 3) any changes to dialogue and story can be justified by the publisher as intending to bring classic literature to a new audience, creating a selling point to schools and parents who are afraid their kids won't read the classics without a lot of reworking and window dressing. The major problem I could see is trying to get your book to be the one everyone will buy. You are competing with several other companies who are selling their version of the story, too.
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