“This green plot shall be our stage, this hawthorn-brake our tiring-house.”
Zounds, Alack, and By My Troth is a weekly series of comic strips inspired by the works of William Shakespeare and drawn in old school black and white penciling. The site features pastiches of famous moments, illustrated sonnets and the continuing adventures of Will himself as he tries to get by as a jobbing Tudor playwright – aided and abetted by the mysterious wild-haired woman known only as The Lady.
The cartoons will be accompanied by a series of blog posts, providing background material and links to the scenes they are based on.
The full collection of cartoons can be accessed through the archive pages, or by using the navigation buttons on the front page. There’s also a Facebook page, where I’ll post sneak previews and bonus material every once in a while.
I’ve acted in a number of Shakespeare plays over the last few years, and spent a lot of time backstage going off on odd tangents from the plot. I hope you enjoy them.
I come to praise Shakespeare, not to bury him.