Macbeth

Available in this series: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Othello, The ...

Author: Andrew Matthews

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408318040

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Out, damned spot! A brilliant retelling of this classic tale of witches, murder and madness. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Evil in Macbeth.The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible. Have you read all of The Shakespeare Stories books? Available in this series: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, and King Lear.


Macbeth

Includes the story with less dialogue for a fast-paced read. It's 11th century Scotland. Macbeth, Thane of Glamis, is one of King Duncan's greatest war captains.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Classical Comics

ISBN: 1906332053

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 275

A revolution in graphic novels! Macbeth is probablythe most dramatic of Shakespeare's tragedies and thisabridged version is presented in full colour graphicnovel format.The dialogue is reduced to as few words as possiblewhile keeping the essence of the story. Coupled withstunning artwork, this publication is a must-have foranyone wanting to understand Shakespeare quickly.Key sales points:? The full story with less dialogue for a fast-pacedread.? Full colour graphic novel format.

Macbeth

Contains an introduction to the play, the text of the play, and notes.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: English drama

Page: 110

View: 521

Contains an introduction to the play, the text of the play, and notes.


William Shakespeare an Analysis of Macbeth s Character

Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2.0, University of Education Ludwigsburg, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: I would like to base my essay ...

Author: Alessandro De Vivo

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 364040775X

Category:

Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2.0, University of Education Ludwigsburg, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: I would like to base my essay on the protagonist Macbeth. Probably composed in late 1606 or early 1607, Macbeth is the last of Shakespeare's tragedies, the others being Hamlet, King Lear and Othello. If Hamlet is the grandest of Shakespeare's plays, Macbeth is from a tragic standpoint the most sublime and the most impressive as an active play. If we just consider the plot, Macbeth is a relatively simple play. In fact like Richard III and numerous pre-Shakespearean plays, it deals with a traditional form: the rise and fall of a great man. In the first part of the play we read about Macbeth's rise to power; then he manages to become king of Scotland. From this moment on he begins with a period of tyranny that will end with Macbeth's death and the accession to the throne of the legitimate king. For this reason he can be considered as the epitome of a tragic hero. In the course of the play we notice a great development of Macbeth's character. At the beginning he is a man much honoured by his countrymen for his leading and courageous part in defence of his good king and native land. During many conflicts he showed his great courage and he continues showing this personal quality also when he becomes king and he has to take a lot of difficult decisions. But this first description about Macbeth's character is not the definitive one: in fact as soon as we meet him, we find out also his negative qualities, for example that he is both ambitious and murderous. It happens when the two Scottish generals, Macbeth and his friend Banquo, returning victorious from the great battle against a rebel army assisted by the troops of Norway, meet three witches in the middle of the road. They begin to speak to Macbeth: the first of them greets him with the title of Thane of Glan

Macbeth for Kids

Retells in rhyming couplets the Shakespearean tragedy about the eleventh-century Scottish king.

Author: Lois Burdett

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9780887532795

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 380

Retells in rhyming couplets the Shakespearean tragedy about the eleventh-century Scottish king.


William Shakespeare s Macbeth

Containing annotated extracts from key sources, this guide to William Shakespeare's Macbeth explores the heated debates that this play has sparked.

Author: Alexander Leggatt

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415238243

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

View: 412

Containing annotated extracts from key sources, this guide to William Shakespeare's Macbeth explores the heated debates that this play has sparked. Looking at issues, such as the representation of gender roles, political violence and the dramatisation of evil, this volume provides a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Shakespeare's text.

Short Sharp Shakespeare Stories Macbeth

A power-hungry general, his crazed wife, three interfering witches and some terrifying ghosts... Read on, through murder and mayhem, to discover the gripping story of Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies.

Author: Anna Claybourne

Publisher: Wayland

ISBN: 9780750288071

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 353

Is this a dagger which I see before me...? A power-hungry general, his crazed wife, three interfering witches and some terrifying ghosts... Read on, through murder and mayhem, to discover the gripping story of Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. Contains information about the background to Macbeth, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Witches and witchcraft in 16th century England are also examined, to give the context in which the play was written. The Short, Sharp Shakespeare series consists of six books that retell Shakespeare's most famous plays in modern English. Clever illustrations accompany each title, making them a great introduction to the Bard for children aged 9 and above.

Macbeth

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tale about a man who kills his king after hearing the prophesies of three witches.

Author: Brigit Viney

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9781424028702

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 255

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tale about a man who kills his king after hearing the prophesies of three witches.

Macbeth

Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories put the fun back into Shakespeare, re-telling his most famous plays in a highly accessible way.

Author: Anna Claybourne

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780750281126

Category:

Page: 80

View: 766

A power-hungry general, his crazed wife, three interfering witches and some terrifying ghosts. Discover the gripping story of Macbeth ; one of the world's most famous tragedies. The age-appropriate text in this book introduces readers to the play by re-telling the story in modern English, making it an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for children of 9 and above.

Macbeth

A graphic novel adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy about a Scottish nobleman's lust for power.

Author: Arthur Byron Cover

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781599611174

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 148

View: 779

A graphic novel adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy about a Scottish nobleman's lust for power.

William Shakespeare s Macbeth

An overview of the work features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791078752

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 111

View: 117

An overview of the work features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.


10 Best Shakespeare Stories Ever

Terry Deary retells the bard's ten best tales, but with a modern twist.

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781407108193

Category:

Page: 192

View: 784

The bard's ten best stories are re-told ... with a modern twist. Read the photo love story where Romeo and Juliet take centre stage and watch out for weird witchcraft in the Ballad of Big Mac. Find out what foul words Shakespeare used, how he kept his audience hooked and why one of the top ten plays is cursed. 100% Horrible!


Macbeth

Fiona Watson has uncovered, buried beneath the layers of myth, a history that is entirely different from, but just as extraordinary as, that recounted by Shakespeare. The historical Macbeth was a remarkable man living in turbulent times.

Author: Fiona J. Watson

Publisher: Quercus Books

ISBN:

Category: Scotland

Page: 320

View: 314

Thanks to William Shakespeare, the name Macbeth has become byword for political ambition realised by bloody violence. The character of Macbeth in the celebrated Shakespearean tragedy is based on an actual Scottish king who lived and died five hundred years before he was immortalised. However, the Macbeth thus conjured up bears almost no resemblance whatsoever to the king who ruled Scotland between 1040 and 1057. In fact, it is difficult to exaggerate how great an injustice history and Shakespeare have inflicted on Mac Bethad mac Findláich. Fiona Watson has uncovered, buried beneath the layers of myth, a history that is entirely different from, but just as extraordinary as, that recounted by Shakespeare. The historical Macbeth was a remarkable man living in turbulent times. As ruler of Alba (Scotland) he sat on one of the oldest and most established thrones in Western Europe. It is true that he killed Duncan, the previous king, but this was the normal, if brutal, method of regime change in Dark Age Scotland. Duncan's rash behaviour, culminating in a humiliating military defeat in northern England, was reason enough to prompt his removal before Scotland's security was further compromised. The reality is that Macbeth quickly established himself as an effective and popular ruler. As a Celtic warrior-king, he was responsible for the maintenance of his people's dominance of northern Britain. A friend to the Church and valiant protector of his people, the real Macbeth epitomised the contemporary model of vigorous medieval kingship. His fascinating story, long overdue in the telling, is done full justice in Fiona Watson's authoritative and compelling narrative.

Shakespeare and Macbeth

Explains how the playwright conceived and wrote "Macbeth" and depicts an early production of the play

Author: Stewart Ross

Publisher: Viking Juvenile

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 35

View: 725

Explains how the playwright conceived and wrote "Macbeth" and depicts an early production of the play

William Shakespeare s Macbeth Retold by Tony Bradman

One dark and stormy night, three strange old women tell Macbeth that he will become king!

Author: Tony Bradman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713685381

Category: Children's stories

Page: 96

View: 829

One dark and stormy night, three strange old women tell Macbeth that he will become king! Of course it’s not possible, but their words give Macbeth a terrifying idea. If he kills King Duncan, he could seize the throne for himself. Murder most foul – if only it were that simple ... [back cover].