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Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Macbeth

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Published: March 2015
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Published By: Wayland
Published: 10-Mar-2015
Format: Hardback, 80 pages,
ISBN: 9780750291095
Stock Code: 0291095
Product Description
Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories put the fun back into Shakespeare, re-telling his most famous plays in a highly accessible way.

Is this a dagger I see before me...? 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 Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Macbeth introduces readers to the play by re-telling the story in modern English. It's an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for children of 9 and above, and perfect for fans of the Tony Ross and Andrew Matthews series Shakespeare Stories.

The book also contains information about the background to Macbeth, its major themes, language, the Globe theatre, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play, so is a useful resource for project work, or for anyone studying the play itself. Witches and witchcraft in 16th century England are also examined, to give the play a factual grounding.

Anna Claybourne's concise, witty text really brings out the humour and the drama of the stories, rendering them as relevant today as they were in Shakespeare's time. Comparisons with themes in modern life: love, revenge, family relationships, political power struggles, etc., serve to reinforce this.

The text is supported by Tom Morgan-Jones' fantastic artwork, giving the series real visual appeal.

Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories allow children today to be as enthralled by Shakespeare's tales as audiences were 400 years ago. Publishing to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, they are the ideal resource for project work connected to this, or to Shakespeare Week 2015. Other titles in the series include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and Hamlet.
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