Tag: Shakespeare

Sequeling Shakespeare

Based on the novel “The Kouga Ninja Scrolls” by Futaro Yamada, “Basilisk” tells a story similar to Romeo and Juliet’s with all the Shakespearean drama and treachery. My experience of Shakespeare is very similar to Darwyn Cooke’s. The Eisner Award…

Romeo and Juliet: Adaptations

It was Baz Luhrmann’s movie adaptation of Romeo and Juliet that reignited my love of Shakespeare. Even before I read Romeo and Juliet, I had “read” it. The story is an interesting instance of when a book’s (or play’s) reputation…

Under My Skins

Romeo and Juliet was the first teen drama (If not the first, the most popular. If not the most popular, the most retold). There is Juliet who is just 13. And there is Romeo who is most likely in his…