i actually read a Romeo and Juilet Shakespear in a comic form. my school actually made us read it on top of reading the actual play. it allowed us to visually see what is happening in the scene. most kids don't fully understand whats going on in shalespear so the comic made it easier to understand. And the script was the same as in the play.
EDIT: And I know you all hate it. I'm entertaining the idea though. I could preface a lesson by admitting to all my otaku students that I know it's not true manga and that it is not art.
I can see where you're going there.
Most kids/students of today get a little overheated when they read nothing but words. I still do, unless the theme catches my attention. Julius Caesar was the first Shakespearian work that I truly got into. Don't ask me why. =-=
Although I'm not saying it makes it easier to understand, but it could use some work on improvement. A good manga based on other works simply need enthusiam from both artist and researcher.
Apparently, the theme might've been included, but art was 'less than satisfying.'
If another were to be made, the art should at least be up-to-date with current artists, or at least, better ones.. emotion_facepalm
But everything Shakespearian should be more traditional and classic, as to not be just another cheap variation of the original. This also applies to movies, telivision series, etc.
A decent Shakespeare manga with quality on both sides might be possible. Just not very much today. But it never hurts to try, right? I myself am attempting a Julius Caesar adaptation. Hopefully, it won't appear as fail as RxJ Manga.