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William Shakespeare's Hamlet, staged on the page

Nicki Greenberg    
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 440

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Richly imagined, this is an audaciously brilliant tour de force from the creator of the graphic novel adaptation of The Great Gatsby.


The play's the thing

Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king!

Denmark is in turmoil. The palace is seething with treachery, suspicion and intrigue. On a mission to avenge his father's murder, Prince Hamlet tries to claw free of the moral decay all around him. But in the ever-deepening nest of plots, of plays within plays, nothing is what it seems. Doubt and betrayal torment the Prince until he is propelled into a spiral of unstoppable violence.

In this sumptuous staging of Shakespeare's enigmatic play on the page, Nicki Greenberg has created an extraordinary visual feast that sweeps up all in its path as the drama intensifies both on stage and off.

An astounding work - unique, gripping and, as ever, tragic.


Joint winner/co-winner., CBCA Book of the Year, Picture Book, 2011
Short-listed, Aurealis Awards, Best Illustrated Book/Graphic Novel, 2010

Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator with a special passion for sequential art. Her first picture books, The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old. Since then she has dedicated most of her ink to comics, but has also written and illustrated fiction and non-fiction books for children. Before tackling Hamlet, Nicki spent six years adapting F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby in graphic form. Nicki lives in Melbourne, Australia with her lovely family and collection of orange-coloured animals. In her spare time she works as a lawyer.

ISBN: 9781741756425
Australian Pub.: October 2010
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A & U Children
Subject: Graphic Novels
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