by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 822.33 R742
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  822.33 R742
Coraopolis Memorial Library Non-Fiction 822.3 SHAKESPEARE
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  822.3 SHAKESPEARE
Green Tree Public Library Adult Nonfiction 822.3 SHA
Location  Green Tree Public Library
Collection  Adult Nonfiction
Call Number  822.3 SHA
Upper St. Clair Township Library Non-fiction 822.33 SHA MACBETH
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Non-fiction
Call Number  822.33 SHA MACBETH
This tragedy tells of a power-hungry Scottish nobleman and his lady, and the price they pay for violently seizing the royal throne. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard's original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern "translation" on the facing page.

Starting in the late 1580s and for several decades that followed, Shakespeare's plays were popular entertainment for London's theatergoers. His Globe Theatre was the equivalent of a Broadway theater in today's New York. The plays have endured, but over the course of 400+ years, the English language has changed in many ways--which is why today's students often find Shakespeare's idiom difficult to comprehend.

Simply Shakespeare offers an excellent solution to their problem. Introducing each play is a general essay covering Shakespeare's life and times. At the beginning of each of the five acts in every play, a two-page spread describes what is about to take place. The story's background is explained, followed by brief descriptions of key people who will appear in the act, details students should watch for as the story unfolds, discussion of the play's historical context, how the play was staged in Shakespeare's day, and explanation of puns and plays on words that occur in characters' dialogues.

Identifying icons preceding each of these study points are printed in a second color, then are located again as cross-references in the play's original text. For instance, where words spoken by a person in the play offer insights into his or another character's personality, the "Characters" icon will appear as a cross-reference in both the introductory spread and the play proper. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers' aids. Guided by the inspiring format of this fine new series, both teachers and students will come to understand and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare as never before.
Introduction: William Shakespeare, 1564-1616
Shakespeare's theater
Sound of Shakespeare
Publishing Shakespeare
Macbeth: Introduction to the play
Macbeth's sources
Text of Macbeth

Additional Information
Series Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Simply Shakespeare.
Subjects Macbeth, -- King of Scotland, -- active 11th century -- Juvenile drama.
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Macbeth.
Regicides -- Juvenile drama.
Children's plays, English.
English literature -- History and criticism.
Scotland -- Juvenile drama.
Publisher Hauppauge, N.Y. :Barron's,2002
Other Titles Barron's Simply Shakespeare: Macbeth
Language English
Notes "Original Shakespearean text, with a modern line-for-line translation."
Description 254 pages : color illustrations, 1 color map ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-249).
ISBN 9780764120862
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