Rogues of  Clwyd-Rhan

by Reinder Dijkhuis

William Shakespeare 2001!

April 23, 2001 was William Shakespeare day for many webcartoonists including myself. This was the special strip that ran on that day. In my case, I had to run a sample from my old print comics instead of making something especially for the day. To make up for it, I used a large sample.

So what was the Shakespeare connection?

The fourth original Rovers van Clwyd-Rhan book borrowed several plot elements from King Lear. The scene in which the old king, his fool and a faithful retainer seek shelter in a hovel was the most brazen borrowing. Ah well, it's not as if old Baldy himself didn't steal his ideas from everywhere:)

Note: it's been years since I've read or seen Lear. I'm not actually sure if there was a retainer in that scene.

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