Macbeth presents an edited version of one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. The fact that it is edited is an essential aspect of its success. ...Show synopsisMacbeth presents an edited version of one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. The fact that it is edited is an essential aspect of its success. Skilful cutting preserves key speeches and retains the work's shape and momentum while avoiding passages that may have less relevance to modern audiences. The edited original text is accompanied by a modern English translation throughout. This simplified version puts Shakespeare's work into understandable, contemporary language. It goes for clarity of expression rather than poetic effect and is a brilliant support for those who would otherwise struggle to comprehend Shakespeare's verse. Both Shakespeare's text and its modern translation are presented throughout in comic book style. The vivid two colour illustrations have their own intrinsic appeal, but also provide important information about setting, historical context, atmosphere and character. The Shakespeare Comic Book Series has become an established and popular part of the English curriculum in many UK schools. Mainly used by teachers at KS 2-4, the comic book approach to his work has been described by one teacher as 'the perfect introduction to Shakespeare.'Hide synopsis
Macbeth (Simon & Brown) – Trade paperback (2011)
Trade paperback, Simon & Brown 2011
ISBN: 1613821220 ISBN-13: 9781613821220
"Macbeth"--Shakespeare's dark and bloody "Scottish play"--is one of the first two works we're offering. It includes contextualizing essays and timelines by scholar Jesse M. Lander, in collaboration with one of the world's foremost Shakespeare authorities, David Scott Kastan of Columbia University."Macbeth"--Shakespeare's dark and bloody "Scottish play"--is one of the first two works we're offering. It includes contextualizing essays and timelines by scholar Jesse M. Lander, in collaboration with one of the world's foremost Shakespeare authorities, David Scott Kastan of Columbia University.Hide
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William Shakespeare?s historic tragedy, Macbeth, chronicles the downfall of an ambitious man. Together, false images, a deranged wife, and his own rejection of truth lead him astray. However, Macbeth has no one to blame but himself, for he consciously chooses a path of evil, deliberately avoiding truth for his own advancement. He consistently blames fate for his actions in an attempt to justify himself, but at the same time realizes his own depravity. Hypocritical throughout, Macbeth allies himself with ?lower? men, murderers and thieves, and tries to allay his conscience by abusing them and praising himself.
Its hard to review Shakespeare since most people consider him the greatest writer of all time. I normally do not like his plays, but Macbeth is different. I actually enjoyed reading it. It also gave me an appreciation for Shakespeare.
Lady Macbeth is the driving force behind all the action. Its nice to see a powerful female lead. Okay she's the villian, but she's at least an entertaining one.
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