Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.
Macbeth The Graphic Novel: Quick Textby William Shakespeare, John McDonald (Adapted by), Jon Haward (Artist), Nigel Dobbyn (Illustrator), Jo Wheeler (Designed by)
Witches, murder, ghosts, and madness one of Shakespeare’s finest tragedies is also a perfect fit for the graphic novel format. This compelling adaptation depicts every blood-curdling scene in easy-to-follow illustrations, accompanied by Shakespeare’s original text. An illustrated cast of characters reminds readers who’s who, and fascinating
Witches, murder, ghosts, and madness one of Shakespeare’s finest tragedies is also a perfect fit for the graphic novel format. This compelling adaptation depicts every blood-curdling scene in easy-to-follow illustrations, accompanied by Shakespeare’s original text. An illustrated cast of characters reminds readers who’s who, and fascinating background information on Shakespeare and the real Macbeth adds historical context.
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Shakespeare's MACBETH has been magically transformed into a highly engaging graphic novel produced by Classical Comics.
The quick text edition offers a simplified version of the Scottish tale by using as few words as possible on the page. The lack of Shakespearean dialogue does not deter from the original tale; in fact, it enhances the play.
Students who struggle with Shakespeare's language will be relieved to see this edition. They can read the original MACBETH while using the graphic novel as a supplemental tool. Teachers may wish to use these novels as a refresher before diving into a unit on Shakespeare.
The artistry in this graphic novel is also amazing! The characters are drawn well with nice, clean lines. The panels are extremely colorful, making the pictures appear to jump off the page.
The Dramatis Personae page provides thumbnail drawings for each character, which will help readers identify the players. The Contents Page breaks the story down into acts and scenes, thereby allowing readers to find specific parts within the play.
I am very impressed with the work Classical Comics is producing. As a teacher, I know how difficult it is to get students to read Shakespeare. These novels will make my job much easier in the future!