Breaking Bad and Shakespeare


There have been so many comparisons between the Breaking Bad TV series on AMC and the plays of William Shakespeare — Bryan Cranston’s character Walter White frequently compared to Macbeth, though occasionally to Richard III — that I thought I’d put some of them together:

How Shakespeare Would End Breaking Bad — The Atlantic

Breaking Bad’s Shakespearean Final Act — Salon

If Shakespeare wrote Breaking Bad, he’d kill everybody to save Albuquerque –

Breaking Bad, Shakespeare Style –– Young Hollywood

Quiz: Who said, it Breaking Bad’s Walter White or a Shakespearean Villain? — CBC Books



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Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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