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A Bit More Shakespeare in Pears Before Swine

21 March 2017

Pastis, Stephen. King of the Comics: A Pearls Before Swine Collection. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2015. We've occasionally seen Pearls Before Swine dip into Shakespeare for comic...

Book Note: Fakespeare in the Park

20 March 2017

Soria, Gabe. Fakespeare in the Park. New York?: Cartoon Network Books, 2016.I'm pretty much utterly nonplussed about this volume. I have no sense of the context for it. Occasionally,...

Book Note: Shylock is my Name

17 March 2017

Jacobson, Howard. Shylock is my Name: William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Retold. London: Hogarth Shakespeare, 2016.. On the whole, I have not been terribly impressed with...

Book Note: Shakespeare was a Computer Programmer

14 March 2017

Holmes, Jeffrey. Shakespeare was a Computer Programmer. Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada: Brunswick Press, 1975.And sometimes we run across items that are "even more bizarre and inexplicable,"...