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Wyrd Sisters: The Play (Discworld Stage Adaptations)

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  5,140 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs, in this tale there is a wicked duke and duchess, a ghost of a murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, and a land in peril. But it is three witches who stand between the Kingdom and destruction.
Paperback, 154 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Transworld Publishers
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Sakina Murdock
My favourite Terry Pratchett book and the first one I ever read, Wyrd Sisters is a Discworld take on MacBeth. The witches are hilarious and the storms magnificent.
Re-reading again. Pratchett meets Shakespeare, and particularly Macbeth. Given that I 'did' Macbeth for A level, have directed it, taught it for years, I know it pretty well and still love it! Lady Macbeth is one of my literary heroines but even her incarnation as the Duchess of Felmet can't compete with the awesome Granny Weatherwax. This was our first introduction to Granny, Nanny Ogg and the ineffectual Magrat Garlick, the only coven in Lancre. Mingling shades of Macbeth with Hamlet, Pratchet ...more
I listened to the BBC production of this play. It was hilarious and well done.
Oct 19, 2012 Emily rated it 2 of 5 stars
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The premise was interesting but the writing was terrible. The dialogue was okay but I absolutely hated the 'stage directions'. There were no stage directions. It was just the author telling the reader about his production. It wasn't amusing and things like "hits them over the head with a rock, or whatever your props people can find" is just unnecessary. I like my playwrights to put down what they want to happen and leave it up to the theater groups to figure out how to make it work.
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Danielle Lovesey
This is a really good play, I have yet to read the books its based off of, but if the play is anything to go by I shall throughly enjoy the book.
an interesting comedy which gave me some good laugh with a lot of references to Shakespeare's universe.
Cheri Bauer
Laugh after laugh, littered with colourful imagery and off-kilter saucery (yes, I said saucery).
Heavy on the wit, sometimes hard to follow the plot but over all a fun read and definitely worth it for the laughs
Nov 06, 2007 Tina rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I liked the novel a lot better, but I was interested to see what it would read like as a play. I bet it'd be fun to watch, but reading it was just okay -- a lot of cool stuff got left out. Still a fun play on Macbeth and a way to get a quick taste of Discworld for ppl who don't want to commit to an entire book.
This book was chosen my a member of the reading group I belong to - my son (who is an avid Pratchett fan) told me it wasn't for me - and it wasn't. I wanted to like it but didn't - I had to read it in-between reading other books just for the sake of finishing it. I just don't get it!
Joy Moonwillow
The first of the witches series which brings together Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlic. Highly recommended for witches or those who know some real world witches. It's inspired by Macbeth and the power of the theater to transform reality. Super cool!
I love Terry Prachett's books in general but particularly those involving the witches as much in this world could be solved by 'headology'.
Gutted about his personal health situation for him and family and the loss to all of us w3ho love his books.
Sharyn Galbraith
Granny Weatherwax. Nanny Ogg. So many Shakespeare parodies it's not funny...although it actually really is. Ranks with 'Night Watch' as one of my favourite Pratchett books.
Drucilla Pettibone
Just would rather have read the novel than the play adaptation. This was the only version available on kindle when I got it. Still, lots of fun!
Frei nach dem Shakespeare Stück, es hilft wenn man es kennt aber auch ansonsten ist das ein Vorzeigepratchett. Sehr amüsant.
C. P.
Impeccable imagination, unique storytelling ability, and a master of writing. Granny Weatherwax is something else.
Thrishni Subramoney
This is how Macbeth should have been written. Be warned. You may laugh so hard that you may actually pull a muscle.
Good, but I find he gets more serious when the protagonists are women. I prefer the kookier stories.
Very confusing fantasy about 3 witches. 2 out of 5 in my book club liked it. YUK
I've read them all, but this is my favourite. Wish I were Granny Weatherwax.
Not his best, but a fun read all the same- the story of Macbeth lives on!
I'm reading the whole Discworld series 4th time - what else can I say about it.
Mike Akers
Just not my cup of tea, at least not for mood I have been in lately.
Julie Shipperley
First Terry Prachett I ever read and it got me completely hooked.
Wonderful read... couldn't put it down, can't recommend enough.
The best of the Pratchett novels, I believe - amazing!!
One of my all time Pratchett favorites.
I want the cast of Blackadder to do this play!
My first Pratchett and possibly my favourite.
Mary  Kendall
I love Terry Pratchett
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Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe.

Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel,
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