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Catch Up On Your Shakespeare In The Quickest, Cutest Way Possible–3-Panel Plays

Someone once said something profound about brevity. Artist Mya Gosling took it to heart.

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If you find Shakespeare’s language complicated–nay, impenetrable–then prithee check out the comic works of Mya Gosling. The cartoonist has created pithy three-paneled illustrations for 37 of the Bard’s 38 comedies, tragedies and histories. (Henry VI, Part 3, gets a whopping five). Her interpretations are hilarious–especially the tragedies. Gosling quickly dispenses with the self-seriousness of MacBeth, Hamlet, and Othello, largely because her black and white stick figures are so crazy-cute. This is especially true when the heroes and heroines are keeled over dead.

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See some of the mini-plays above and visit Gosling’s site for more.


About the author

Jennifer Miller is the author of The Year of the Gadfly (Harcourt, 2012) and Inheriting The Holy Land (Ballantine, 2005). She's a regular contributor to Co.Create.

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