"Prince Hamlet of Denmark returns home to discover that the ghost of his father is haunting the castle, his uncle Claudius has inherited the throne, and his mother, the widowed queen Gertrude, has married Claudius! How could it get any worse? Students unfamiliar with the original will welcome this graphic novel portrayal of Hamlet to assist them in keeping all the names and plotlines straight. The artwork is starkly black and white--certainly appropriate for the themes and storyline. Lovers of Shakespeare's language will not love this edition: the dialogue has been streamlined and modernized, with only shadows remaining in a few of the most familiar speeches. "