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Macbeth

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
 
 
Summary
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.
Contents
Introduction: William Shakespeare, 1564-1616
Shakespeare's theater
Sound of Shakespeare
Publishing Shakespeare
Macbeth: Introduction to the play
Macbeth's sources
Text of Macbeth
Play
Characters.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Shakespeare's tragedy about the ill-fated thane of Cawdor is brought to life via this one-man interpretation from Alan Cumming. Motivated by his scheming wife, Macbeth lusts for and then takes power, which leads to regicide and his own undoing. Building upon his performance in the audio edition of A.J. Hartley and David Hewson's Macbeth: A Novel, Cumming executes a captivating solo performance of this classic play. With an authentic Scottish accent, Cumming ably embodies Lord Macbeth. He shifts from character to character seamlessly, capturing the tone, attitude, and emphasis of each, while providing an increasing intensity that conveys the reprehensible, irreparable nature of the title character's actions. In addition to embracing the various characters, Cumming's powerful performance even elevates the play's stage directions, which-rather than feeling like crude interruptions to the dialogue-slip in smoothly like the knife used to slay King Duncan. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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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.
Plays.
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
0764120867
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