I am teaching Shakespeare with a graphic novel. I did this last semester and I will do it this semester. I think that when the students are reading something which wasn’t intended to be read, they need visuals. John McDonald’s The Tempest: The Graphic Novel (American English, Original Text) is a great work for this.
The students in general enjoy the graphic novel.
It also makes the quizzes more fun. I stick a picture of the character up and ask for an identification.
I purchased the teacher’s workbook for the text and have used it in class for exercises and activities. I would recommend it, if you want some ideas for in class work that you don’t have to think about in order to put together.
I chose this graphic novel, as opposed to one of his others, because this is one of Shakespeare’s romances (at least as defined by Chelsea Publishers) and I have written on it. None of the other romances is presently available from McDonald as a graphic novel. There are other graphic novels, but I haven’t seen them. I was at a conference when I saw this one and was immediately intrigued with the idea.