What are the best graphic novel adaptations of shakespeare's works?

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    #1Tempest (The Sandman: Master of Dreams #75)

    Tempest (The Sandman: Master of Dreams #75)

    The Tempest is an adaptation of Shakespeare's novel with the same title. It was written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by John Ridgway, Bryan Talbot, and Charles Vess, it is the 75th volume in the series: The Sandman: Master of Dreams.

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    Judy Burton
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Really enjoyed this book! I liked reading the book with the graphics. "
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    #2A Midsummer's Night Dream (The Sandman: Master of Dreams #19)

    A Midsummer's Night Dream (The Sandman: Master of Dreams #19)

    A Midsummer's Night Dream (The Sandman: Master of Dreams #19) is a graphic novel written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Charles Vess. First published in 1990 by DC Comics, it is the 19th issue in The Sandman Series.

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    Linda Zheng
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "As far as I'm concerned this should be required reading for all upper high school English classes. This is definitely a classic and the way this particular novel changes it into a sort of comic and more modern adaptation to intrigue and hook kids today is a novel concept. See what I did there? Seriously though.. pick it up. You won't be disappointed."
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    #3Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels)

    Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels)
    Hamlet is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's novel with the same title. Adapted by Neil Barba, it was first published in 2008 by SparkNotes. It is the first book in the No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels Series.
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    Patricia Ramirez
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This is an entirely different and amazing way to read Shakespeare. I love the classics, and thought these books would be making a "mockery" of them. Boy was I wrong! This actually makes Shakespeare exciting and fun to read for those who might find it boring otherwise. Everyone should try this book!"
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    #4Romeo and Juliet (Graphic Novel)

    Romeo and Juliet (Graphic Novel)

    Romeo and Juliet (Graphic Novel) is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's novel with the same title. Adapted by Martin Powell and illustrated by Eva Cabrera, it was first published in 2011 by Coughlan Publishing.

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    Judy Peterson
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "My daughter was not very keen on reading Romeo and Juliet at first. But when I bought her the graphic novel adaptation of the book, she absolutely loved it. She enjoyed the book thoroughly as it has great illustrations by artist Eva Cabrera. "
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    #5The Merchant of Venice: The Graphic Novel

    The Merchant of Venice: The Graphic Novel

    The Merchant of Venice: The Graphic Novel is an of William Shakespeare's novel with the same title. Adapted by John F. McDonald and illustrated by Vinod Kumar, it was first published in 2011 by Campire.

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    Betty Moreno
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This graphic novel version of The Merchant of Venice is ideal for those--especially young people--who find Shakespeare difficult to comprehend. The illustrations illuminate the meaning in every line, and will help students to follow the plot although the language is unfamiliar to them. After reading this book, my 14 year old nephew felt ready to tackle Hamlet in non graphic novel form."
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    #6Shakespeare's Hamlet

    Shakespeare's Hamlet

    Shakespeare's Hamlet is a graphic novel adaptation of the William Shakespeare novel with the same title. Adapted by Nicki Greenberg, it was first published in 2010.

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    Steven Mason
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I like my Shakespeare a little weird. And this book delivers that. Shakespeare's Hamlet is graphic novel adaptations of the original. It's a great read although a little weird."
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    #7Green Tiger's Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare

    Green Tiger's Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare

    Green Tiger's Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare is a picture book for children by E. Nesbit and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. First published in 2009, this book focuses on selected works of William Shakespeare.

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    Ananya Chatterjee
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I'm not really sure this counts as a graphic novel so much as a light novel. I'd argue there's still too much text outside of the pictures as opposed to other adaptations."
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    #8Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare

    Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare

    Illustrated Stories From Shakespeare is a picture book for children by Rosie Dickins, Anna Claybourne, Lesley Sims, Conrad Mason, Louie Stowell, Christa Unzner-Fischer, Jana Costa, and Serena Riglietti.

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    Mildred Stevens
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I recommend this book to anyone who likes to have visuals as they read along. Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare takes a look at some of Shakespeare's greatest works and adds elegant pictures along with it. It's really not just for children, most young adults and adults will enjoy this book as well."
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    #9A Midsummer Night's Dream (Graphic Novel)

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (Graphic Novel)

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (Graphic Novel) is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's novel with the same title. It was adapted by Nel Yomtov and Fares Maese and illustrated by Aburtov and Bere Muniz.

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    Jorge Bravo
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "great night dream ofthe novel "
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    #10Bravo Mr. William Shakespeare!

    Bravo Mr. William Shakespeare!

    Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! is a picture book for children by Marcia Williams. First published in 2000 by Walker Books limited, this picture book introduces children to some of the finest works from William Shakespeare.

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    Roy Adams
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I think too many teachers forget that Shakespeare wrote plays and expected the audience to be a bit involved in the showing, the book remembers that and that plays work better for it. Plus they need to be a bit of a visual medium and the artwork really improves things."
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    #11The Merchant of Venice

    The Merchant of Venice

    The Merchant of Venice is written by William Shakespeare which centers on Bassanio trying to win the test of Portia's father in order for him to be able to marry her, and if he fails he might never marry her. 

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    Billy Fox
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The Merchant of Venice is easily one of the best graphic novel adaptations of Shakespeare's works. I'm a huge fan of this heralded writer but generally don't enjoy such adaptations. Luckily, this one was quite well done. The pictures actually added a lot to the story. I'm glad I bought it."
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