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Shakespeare and Macbeth
Historical finding and current critical thinking are woven together to tell the fascinating story of how Shakespeare conceived and wrote one of his greatest plays. As readers watch the production being mounted, Ross's narrative and Karpinski's carefully researched illustrations bring Shakespeare's world to vivid life. Full-color and black-and-white illustrations.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Viking Juvenile
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Jul 18, 2009 Megan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Shakespeare lovers
I stumbled upon this book while shopping at the local thrift store, and I'm really glad I decided to buy it. The story follows Shakespeare as he undertakes writing and staging a production of his play, "Macbeth". From the early rough drafts, to rehearsals with the King's Men, costumes, complications and an eventual performance for the King himself, this book will help children (as well as adults) appreciate and understand Shakespeare better. The beautiful illustrations are very reminiscent of th ...more
Stewart Ross has written more than 270 titles, fiction and non-fiction, for children and adults. Many are about (or inspired by) history. He lives in Canterbury, England.More about Stewart Ross...