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Shakespeare for Children: The Tragedy of Macbeth

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The Tragedy of Macbeth is one of the darkest tragedies of William Shakespeare. The play revolves around a power-hungry Scottish lord, Macbeth, and his lady, who conspire to kill King Duncan. After Duncan’s death, Macbeth ascends the throne, only to be consumed by guilt, panic, and paranoia, which ultimately lead to his doom.

This short narrative version of the play has been
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published October 22nd 2015 by Sweet Cherry Publishing
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Madison Kreber
Apr 30, 2017 added it
Shelves: drama
Macbeth for children introduces the heavy themes in Shakespeare's play through an easy to read visual for students. Like the original story, it goes through the motions of the play: the witches with their "bubble bubble toil and trouble," Macbeth's prophecy where he fantasizes becoming Thane of Cawdor, his becoming Thane of Cawdor, and the corruption that occurs in between. However, unlike Shakespeare's version, this recreation depicts the tale with easy-to-read language for Middle School studen ...more
Feb 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens, netgalley
This is a shortened narrative version of the play that has been adapted for children hence why there are some subtle differences to the original plot and the quote have been paraphrased or the language modified. Illustrations are also provided throughout to follow along with the text and is a great addition for young readers to be engaged with the story. The story can be read by parents to their children, however the easy to understand writing style makes the play a lot less daunting and allows ...more
Wayne McCoy
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
'Shakespeare for Children: The Tragedy of Macbeth' by Shakespeare Children is a concise retelling of the play.

With illustrations this short 64 page book does a pretty good job of summarizing the story of Macbeth. All the characters and major events are here.

It's a pretty brutal story that's probably best for middle school aged readers. This would also be an excellent pre-read for someone before they saw the classic play. The overview is solid, but can't replace the beauty and drama of the origi
Ruth Frampton
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shakespeare can be a challenge for anyone to read and understand and this book fits in with most readers in enabling us all to get an understanding of the basic story before attempting the more challenging 16th Century English. In this version of Macbeth, the author has retold the story in an easily accessible way that will allow all ages to follow along. Illustrated throughout, the plot is covered with parts of the dialogue showing the original language, introducing that element of Shakespeare ...more
Sahuna Imran
May 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Well I haven't read any of Shakespeare books because I can't understand the Shakespeare language. So for me this book is like the most precious book. I am so interested in reading Shakespeare that I had decided that I will do Masters in English literature but unfortunately I couldn't. I loved the story and if its exactly Macbeth then its too good to be read without any difficulty.
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Interesting way of presenting the story. Basically massive summaries accompanied by little hand drawings that probably aren't much bigger than scribbles on a napkin (it's really hard to tell scale when they fuck up in layout). I would say they do overuse a few words to the point the words lose their meanings, and not all of the characterizations are totally accurate as well.

Regardless of all that, it's a different look at a centuries' old story. While I do understand this is aimed for kids, it c
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