Artist: Kate Brown
A Midsummer Night's Dream was the first installment in my 12 Books in 12 Months project a few years back (post here). While I've seen many of Shakespeare's comedies performed on stage or screen, it's the only one I've ever read. The purist in me wants to see the full text in a comic book adaptation as was done here. But if the idea is an accessible intro, I prefer abridgement to the No Fear Shakespeare concept in which the original text is translated into "modern" language.
There's no reason why Shakespeare comics shouldn't work. Theater is, after all, a visual medium and therefore sequential art is an obvious choice for adaptation. The artist, while working in the manga style, is herself British. The character drawings are very manga-esque as are the panel layout and the women running around in their underwear. I would certainly be interested in reading more of this series, particularly the plays I don't know so well.