Shakespeare and Manga Exhibition

York St John University, Creative Centre Atrium

Wednesday April 24 – opening at 6:30 pm and running until Sunday April 28

In association with our talks and workshops on Shakespeare and Manga which you can find elsewhere in the programme, we are very pleased to present an exhibition of Shakespeare and Manga.

Manga are Japanese Graphic Novels, hugely popular around the world, with a distinctive style. It is no surprise that the plays of Shakespeare – with their dramatic stories and often spectacular settings – have been prime targets for the illustrators who draw manga.

Whether it’s the glory of ancient Rome or the fantasy of midsummer night in a forest, manga illustrators are able to create whole worlds on the page.

We are very fortunate to have with us in York, some of the world leading experts in manga from Japan, along with UK based artists. This exhibition of their work gives a flavour of the many interpretations of Shakespeare’s plays. We are grateful to Ronan Paterson for coordinating this Shakespeare and Manga celebration, and for helping bring the work to York.

There will be a short informal opening of the exhibition at 6:30pm on April 24, with a chance to meet and talk with the artists.

The Atrium of the Creative Centre at York St John University is open to the public and the exhibition is on the ground floor.