Macbeth
Macbeth
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Annotation: Study guide of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, containing a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries and includes commentaries by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas DeQuincey, John Berryman, and many other.
Catalog Number: #22836
Format: Library Binding
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Chelsea House
Copyright Date: 2008
Edition Date: 2008
Pages: xii, 402 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7910-9594-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-7910-9594-2
Dewey: 822.3
LCCN: 2007032378
Dimensions: 25 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
Horn Book
Featuring abridged versions of the Shakespearian texts, with abundant illustrations and frequent, but unobtrusive, descriptions of action and setting, these volumes present six of Shakespeare's best-known tales in an accessible format, while maintaining much of their original impact and style. Each book includes a brief introduction to Shakespeare's life and theater. Based on the cable television series.
Publishers Weekly
Based on an HBO animated series, these condensations emphasize the dramatic content of some of Shakespeare's best known works. As abridged by Garfield in consultation with a panel of scholars, the books on the whole retain the magic of Shakespeare's vision and remain true to his poetics. Linguistic fluidity is perforce sacrificed (omitted lines are presented as italicized summaries interspersed throughout the dialogue), but these versions should still fire children's imaginations. Though the artwork varies in quality, the Eastern European illustrators generally capture the underlying theatrics. Palettes are subdued for the dramas, and appropriately brighter for the comedies (though the tone reproductions frequently seem off). Several plays' illustrations have a cartoony appearance; a few exhibit the stilted look of old Classics Comics. While the plays forgo their complexities--many subplots are omitted--as they become more linear in their themes (Macbeth loses much of his humanity, Romeo and Juliet is pared of its politics), their nobility shines through in these visualized introductions. One hopes that readers will be encouraged to move on to the originals. Ages 10-up. (Mar.)
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Word Count: 13,260
Reading Level: 4.1
Interest Level: 9-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.1 / points: 2.0 / quiz: 78043 / grade: Upper Grades
Guided Reading Level: K
Macbeth is Shakespeare's stark tale of a tormented nobleman driven into a murderous plot by his ambition to assume the throne of Scotland. This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest plays contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on Macbeth. Students will also benefit from the additional features included in this volume, such as an introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary, analysis of key passages, a comprehensive list of characters, a biography of Shakespeare, and more.

Macbeth is Shakespeare's stark tale of a tormented nobleman driven into a murderous plot by his ambition to assume the throne of Scotland. This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest plays contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on ""Macbeth"". Students will also benefit from the additional features included in this volume, such as an introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary, analysis of key passages, a comprehensive list of characters, a biography of Shakespeare, and more.


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