Jules Talbot: I Am Dead, Horatio

Jules Talbot

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I Am Dead, Horatio

My project is a graphic novel adaptation of Hamlet called I Am Dead, Horatio, retold from the point of view of the play’s sole survivor. When Hamlet asks Horatio to “report [him] and [his] cause aright,” it begs the question of what it means to tell someone else’s story. Who will tell Horatio’s? Expanding on the play’s themes of grief, remembrance, and biography, it explores the aftermath of a Shakespearean tragedy. This project is informed by my research this summer on comics adaptations—specifically, adaptations of Shakespeare—and the complicated relationship of derivative works and their source material.