Macbeth (Shakespeare Made Easy Series)

Macbeth (Shakespeare Made Easy Series)


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Here are the books that help teach Shakespeare plays without the teacher constantly needing to explain and define Elizabethan terms, slang, and other ways of expression that are different from our own. Each play is presented with Shakespeare's original lines on each left-hand page, and a modern, easy-to-understand "translation" on the facing right-hand page. All dramas are complete, with every original Shakespearian line, and a full-length modern rendition of the text.

  1. Helpful background information that puts each play in its historical perspective.
  2. Discussion questions that teachers can use to spark student class participation, and which students can use as springboards for their own themes and term papers.
  3. Fact quizzes, sample examinations, and other features that improve student comprehension of what each play is about.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812035711
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Publication date: 04/28/1985
Series: Shakespeare Made Easy Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 42,338
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England’s Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children—an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare’s working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death.

Date of Death:


Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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Macbeth Shakespeare Made Easy) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Macbeth is by far Shakespeare's greatest play. It's better than Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. It's confusing at times, but awesome nonetheless. It's the best!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought Macbeth was an aswome book for its great drama. The words were so strong it was almost confusing at times. I will defenitley (is that how you spell that???) see it and read it again! bye~!
silverwing2332 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book (if thats what you call it, maybe play is more accurate) obviously a classic. The modern english parts make it easier to read, but please do not just read those parts, the great thing about Shakespeare is how he wrote and the language that he used.
Dianne More than 1 year ago
I bought this for a Special Needs student haveing trouble understanding the Shakespearian language. Other students wanted to borrow it too! I am so glad we have these great resouces to help every student!