Macbeth

An excellent introduction to Shakespeare for the junior reader. This gives young readers the chance to learn Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are notes on the themes within the stories and background on the Globe theatre. Ages 7-9

Author: Andrew Matthews

Publisher: Orchard (NY)

ISBN: 9781841213446

Category:

Page: 63

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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.

Macbeth by William Shakespeare Book Analysis

Unlock the more straightforward side of Macbeth with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 280627334X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 24

View: 195

Unlock the more straightforward side of Macbeth with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Macbeth by William Shakespeare is a world famous tragedy and a gripping story of murder and fate, in which a man’s thirst for power leads to his downfall. Shakespeare is widely considered the greatest writer in the English language and his timeless classics continue to be performed and loved around the world. With all the strength of the Bard’s words, this brilliant tragedy unfolds fatalistically until its terrible ending. Find out everything you need to know about Macbeth in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Tragedy of Macbeth

After Duncan's death, Macbeth ascends the throne, only to be consumed by guilt, panic and paranoia, which ultimately lead him to his doom.Also available as part of a 20 book set, including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tragedy of Macbeth, A ...

Author: Macaw Books

Publisher: A Shakespeare Children's Story

ISBN: 9781782260165

Category:

Page: 64

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Macbeth is one of the darkest tragedies written by William Shakespeare. The play revolves around a power-hungry Scottish lord, Macbeth, and his lady, who conspire to kill King Duncan. After Duncan's death, Macbeth ascends the throne, only to be consumed by guilt, panic and paranoia, which ultimately lead him to his doom.Also available as part of a 20 book set, including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tragedy of Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Winter's Tale, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Timon of Athens, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, Anthony and Cleopatra and All's Well That Ends Well.

Macbeth

"This full colour graphic novel presents "The Scottish Play" just as Shakespeare intended: in its original and unabridged format. Ideal for purists, students and readers who will appreciate the unaltered text.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Classical Comics

ISBN: 1906332037

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 505

"This full colour graphic novel presents "The Scottish Play" just as Shakespeare intended: in its original and unabridged format. Ideal for purists, students and readers who will appreciate the unaltered text." "Macbeth is probably the most dramatic of Shakespeare's tragedies and this version will give you a brand new and totally fulfilling view of the sheer genius of Shakespeare's story telling. Featuring stunning artwork, and full of action, atmosphere and intrigue from start to finish, this new treatment of The Bard's tragedy will have you on the edge of your seat."--BOOK JACKET.

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: 368

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

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: 689

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

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

View: 685

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

Shakespeare's drama of murder, political ambition, and the persistence of guilt is accompanied by information about the play's background, style, and performance

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521294553

Category: Drama

Page: 280

View: 537

Shakespeare's drama of murder, political ambition, and the persistence of guilt is accompanied by information about the play's background, style, and performance

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: 572

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

The Oxford Shakespeare The Tragedy of Macbeth

This fully annotated edition reconsiders textual and staging problems, appraises past and present critical views, and represents a major contribution to our understanding of Macbeth.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0199535833

Category: Drama

Page: 249

View: 817

Dark and violent, Macbeth is also the most theatrically spectacular of Shakespeare's tragedies. Indeed, for 250 years - until early this century - it was performed with grand operatic additions set to baroque music. In his introduction Nicholas Brooke relates the play's changing fortunes to changes within society and the theatre and investigates the sources of its enduring appeal. He examines its many layers of illusion and interprets its linguistic turns and echoes, arguing that the earliest surviving text is an adaptation, perhaps carried out by Shakespeare himself in collaboration with Thomas Middleton. This fully annotated edition reconsiders textual and staging problems, appraises past and present critical views, and represents a major contribution to our understanding of Macbeth. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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

In graphic novel format, presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tale about a man who kills his king after hearing the prophesies of three witches.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Classical Comics, Limited

ISBN: 9781906332464

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 141

View: 377

In graphic novel format, presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tale about a man who kills his king after hearing the prophesies of three witches.

Desdemona Lady Macbeth and Cleopatra

The stories of Desdemona, the doomed wife of Othello; Lady Macbeth, the scheming queen from Macbeth; and Cleopatra, the all-powerful but ultimately tragic queen caught between love, rivalry, and ambition in Antony and Cleopatra are well ...

Author: Ana Maribel Moreno G.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491765992

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 148

View: 636

In 1616, William Shakespeare shuffled loose the mortal coil. In honor of his death four centuries ago, Ana Maribel de Moncada, Panamanian, professor of English at Panamas Universidad Especializada de la Amricas (UDELAS) created Desdemona, Lady Macbeth, and Cleopatra: Tragic Women in Shakespeares Plays, a literary analysis of three of Shakespeares most compelling, complicated, and cherished characters. Using information and insight gleaned from the works of her peers and other Shakespearean experts, Ana Maribels scholarly analysis of the importance of these three women as characters drew heavily upon the foundational works in which they appeared. The stories of Desdemona, the doomed wife of Othello; Lady Macbeth, the scheming queen from Macbeth; and Cleopatra, the all-powerful but ultimately tragic queen caught between love, rivalry, and ambition in Antony and Cleopatra are well documented through movies, novels, plays, operas, television, songs, and more. To entice students and educators alike, Ana Maribel designed her work to inspire both scholarly and casual reflection, analysis, and discussion of the works of the most well-known and respected English-language playwright. From the richness of the original plays, the author harvested the extensive detail and profound imagery found in Shakespearean text. To best honor Shakespeare four hundred years after his death, Ana Maribel sought to inspire a global celebration and discussion of his work and its impact on language, theatre, and literature in all segments of human society.

Macbeth

This edition includes : a stunning full-colour design, richly illustrated with exciting photographs of performances from around the world ; -a wide variety of classroom activities, thematically organised in distinctive `Stagecraft', `Write ...

Author: Linzy Brady

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107615496

Category: Drama

Page: 200

View: 279

An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. An active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways. Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre. Substantially revised and extended in full colour, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive 'Stagecraft', 'Write about it', 'Language in the play', 'Characters' and 'Themes' features. Extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for 'Macbeth' and Shakespeare. Includes rich, exciting colour photos of performances of 'Macbeth' from around the world.

Macbeth

Presents the complete text of Shakespeare's classic play about Macbeth, a man who kills the king in an attempt to seize the crown of Scotland for himself, and includes an essay by Harold Bloom, introduction, and information about the ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300106541

Category: Drama

Page: 210

View: 250

Presents the complete text of Shakespeare's classic play about Macbeth, a man who kills the king in an attempt to seize the crown of Scotland for himself, and includes an essay by Harold Bloom, introduction, and information about the Shakespearean stage.

Macbeth

In graphic novel format, presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tale about a man who kills his king after hearing the prophesies of three witches.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Classical Comics, Limited

ISBN: 9781906332044

Category: Graphic novels

Page: 141

View: 276

This full colour graphic novel presents Shakespeare?sMacbeth in modern English verse-for-verse. If you findthe original Shakespearean language rather cryptic thenthis is for you. Macbeth is probably the most dramaticof Shakespeare's tragedies and this version will give youa brand new and totally fulfilling view of the sheergenius of Shakespeare?s story telling. Coupled withstunning artwork, you can now finally understandShakespeare?s words.Key sales points:? Fully appreciate the work of Shakespeare in modernEnglish. This version is ideal for anyone who may findShakespeare?s original language cryptic.? Full colour graphic novel format.

Macbeth

The authoritative edition of Macbeth from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145164454X

Category: Drama

Page: 272

View: 770

In 1603, James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne, becoming James I of England. London was alive with an interest in all things Scottish, and Shakespeare turned to Scottish history for material. He found a spectacle of violence and stories of traitors advised by witches and wizards, echoing James’s belief in a connection between treason and witchcraft. In depicting a man who murders to become king, Macbeth teases us with huge questions. Is Macbeth tempted by fate, or by his or his wife's ambition? Why does their success turn to ashes? Like other plays, Macbeth speaks to each generation. Its story was once seen as that of a hero who commits an evil act and pays an enormous price. Recently, it has been applied to nations that overreach themselves and to modern alienation. The line is blurred between Macbeth’s evil and this opponents' good, and there are new attitudes toward both witchcraft and gender. The authoritative edition of Macbeth from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook. Features include: · The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference · Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation · Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play · Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play · Scene-by-scene plot summaries · A key to famous lines and phrases · An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language · Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books · An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

Four Tragedies

King Lear Here is the famous and moving tragedy of a king who foolishly divides his kingdom between his two wicked daughters and estranges himself from the young daughter who loves him–a theatrical spectacle of outstanding proportions.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0307420604

Category: Drama

Page: 976

View: 713

Hamlet One of the most famous plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the young prince of Denmark who must reconcile his longing for oblivion with his duty to avenge his father’s murder is one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. The ghost, Ophelia’s death and burial, the play within a play, and the breathtaking swordplay are just some of the elements that make Hamlet a masterpiece of the theater. Othello This great tragedy of unsurpassed intensity and emotion is played out against Renaissance splendor. The doomed marriage of Desdemona to the Moor Othello is the focus of a storm of tension, incited by the consummately evil villain Iago, that culminates in one of the most deeply moving scenes in theatrical history. King Lear Here is the famous and moving tragedy of a king who foolishly divides his kingdom between his two wicked daughters and estranges himself from the young daughter who loves him–a theatrical spectacle of outstanding proportions. Macbeth No dramatist has ever seen with more frightening clarity into the heart and mind of a murderer than has Shakespeare in this brilliant and bloody tragedy of evil. Taunted into asserting his “masculinity” by his ambitious wife, Macbeth chooses to embrace the Weird Sisters’ prophecy and kill his king–and thus, seals his own doom. Each Edition Includes: • Comprehensive explanatory notes • Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship • Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English • Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories • An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

Macbeth Arden Performance Editions

An incredibly useful tool with room on every page to make notes. Next time I'm in rehearsal on a Shakespeare play, I have no doubt that a copy from this series will be in my hand.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350046795

Category: Drama

Page: 288

View: 802

'I wish I had copies like this at Drama School. Essential notes on the language for those who will get up and speak it, not purely for those who will sit and study it. An incredibly useful tool with room on every page to make notes. Next time I'm in rehearsal on a Shakespeare play, I have no doubt that a copy from this series will be in my hand.' ADRIAN LESTER, Actor, Director and Writer Arden Performance Editions are ideal for anyone engaging with a Shakespeare play in performance. With clear facing-page notes giving definitions of words, easily accessible information about key textual variants, lineation, metrical ambiguities and pronunciation, each edition has been developed to open the play's possibilities and meanings to actors and students. Each edition offers: -Facing-page notes -Short, clear definitions of words -Easily accessible information about key textual variants -Notes on pronunciation of difficult names and unfamiliar words -An easy to read layout -Space to write notes -A short introduction to the play

Macbeth

Offers explanatory notes on pages facing the text of the play, as well as an introduction to Shakespeare's language, life, and theater.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439172250

Category: Drama

Page: 272

View: 359

Offers explanatory notes on pages facing the text of the play, as well as an introduction to Shakespeare's language, life, and theater.