8th out of 48 books — 19 voters
Wyrd Sisters: The Play (Discworld Stage Adaptations)
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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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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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!
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!
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,...moreMore about Terry Pratchett...