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Front cover of Original Text The Tempest: The Graphic Novel showing Prospero holding his magic staff in the foreground. Other cast members are shown behind him.
Front cover of Plain Text The Tempest: The Graphic Novel showing Prospero standing on a rock and holding his staff in the air. The Tempest rages beneath him.
Front cover of Quick Text The Tempest: The Graphic Novel showing Prospero holding his magic staff in the foreground. Other cast members are shown behind him.
Three panels from three versions of The Tempest graphic novels showing the difference in dialogue.
A close up image of the Dramatis Personae showing various characters from The Tempest.
A three-dimensional book showing the Quick Text version of The Tempest The Graphic Novel
A three-dimensional book showing the Plain Text version of A The Tempest The Graphic Novel
Three-dimensional image of Original Text The Tempest The Graphic Novel

The Tempest - Graphic Novel (Paperback)

Shakespeare’s The Tempest as a full-colour graphic novel available in three text versions. Simply choose the one that's right for you.

£11.99
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Plain Text

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Shakespeare, William

Three text versions

Authentic period setting

144 pages

Description

Choose Original Text, Plain Text or Quick Text

 "How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world That has such people in't."
 Although The Tempest was the first play to appear in the first official Folio printing of Shakespeare’s plays, it was almost certainly the last play he wrote. It held pride of place in that first collection, presumably because the editors thought it to be his masterpiece; a crowning glory to the career of the most brightest of playwrights.
 Needless to say, we had to select the very best artists to do it justice, and to bring you the stunning artwork that you’ve come to expect from our titles. Poignant to the last, this book is a classic amongst classics.
 As with all our Shakespeare titles the period is faithful to the Bard’s intentions. There is a choice of three text versions and the books also feature a fascinating insight into the history of the play.

More information

By: William Shakespeare
Script Adaptation: John McDonald
Pencils: Jon Haward
Inks: Gary Erskine
Colouring & Lettering: Nigel Dobbyn

Graphic Novel
• 144 pages, full-colour paperback
• 246mm x 168mm x 10mm

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For the rest of the world, delivery is typically 14 days but can be up to 28 days.
If your order has not arrived in the above timescales please email us at sales@classicalcomics.com or phone us on 44+ (0)845 812 3000, where we can agree a resolution.

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Exchanges
You may exchange your item for a different product, but you will have to pay any difference in value and return shipping.

Sample Pages
E-book options

Original Text available on Apple books

Plain Text available on Apple books

Quick Text available on Apple books

The Tempest - Graphic Novel (Paperback)

£11.99
A sample Original Text interior page from The Tempest.

ORIGINAL TEXT

This is the full, original script - just as the Bard intended. Ideal for purists, students and readers who want to experience the unaltered text.

This full-colour graphic novel includes the entire script, unabridged, in the original setting.

 
A sample Plain Text interior page from The Tempest.

PLAIN TEXT

This is Shakespeare's playscript converted into modern English, verse-for-verse.

It is a plain English translation with approximately the same word count as the original play.

Similar to the Original Text version, this Plain Text graphic novel uses the same colourful artwork and is set in the authentic time period.

 
A sample Quick Text interior page from The Tempest.

QUICK TEXT

This is the entire play with dialogue reduced to as few words as possible for a fast-paced read while retaining the full essence of the story.

Similar to the Original Text version, this Quick Text graphic novel uses the same colourful artwork and is set in the authentic time period.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which text version is right for me?

For our Shakespeare plays, we create 3 text versions:

Plain text

The entire play as a full colour graphic novel.
In order to be true to the Bard's works, our Shakespeare titles feature the entire script, unabridged, in the original setting. That is our starting point - the "Original Text".

Plain Text

The entire play translated into plain English.
Our research revealed how the complex Shakespeare language can deter many readers, especially those coming to a play for the first time. To cater for that, we publish a translation into plain English (from the entire script) that we call "Plain Text".

Quick Text

The entire play in quick modern English for a fast-paced read.

We took this process a stage further to create our third reading level, "Quick Text", that features reduced and simplified dialogue for younger and reluctant readers. This version is also ideal for students where English is not the first language, and also for a quick introduction to the play for even mature students.

For our Literary Fiction titles, we create 2 text versions:

Original Text

The full story with minor abridgement to fit the graphic novel format.

Quick Text

A reduced simplified dialogue version of the Original Text for a fast-paced read.

There is no Plain Text version as the language of the Original Text doesn’t require modernisation.

Do you offer discounts for schools?

Yes, discounts are available for educational establishments, libraries and academic institutions. Find out more.

I’m a bookseller - do I get a discount?

Yes, please contact us directly.

Are your books strong enough for classroom use?

Each book is made for heavy classroom use, robustly sewn-bound on heavy weight paper.

When will my order arrive?

All orders are shipped within 48 hours Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm.

We use Royal Mail’s First Class service or other carriers to deliver our orders. Please note that Royal Mail’s First Class service does not have tracking facilities. Typically for the UK delivery is the day after despatch (next day). For the rest of the world, delivery is typically 14 days but can be up to 28 days.