Friday, September 15, 2023

Shakespeare in FoxTrot's The Return of the Lone Iguana

Amend, Bill. The Return of the Lone Iguana. Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1996.

As we continue on our quest to track down all the Shakespeare in Bill Amend's wondrous FoxTrot comics, we continue to go over old ground. 

I've written about Paige's starring as Cleopatra before (for which, q.v. et q.v.). But there were a couple other strips that connected to Shakespeare in one way or another.

First, then, those others. We start with Peter complaining about his school day:

Later in the book, we return to this them, but with a decided difference:

Yes, it connects to Shakespeare. Tangentially. I mean, the homework he doesn't have is probably Shakespeare-related, right?

Okay, fine. 

Let's turn to some unquestionably Shakespearean strips. This time, Amend gives us a two-week sequence about Paige playing Cleopatra in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Enjoy!

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