A Play by William Shakespeare

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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Shakespeare's classic story of dark ambition, madness, and murder springs to life in a masterful new graphic novel by Gareth Hinds.

Set against the moody backdrop of eleventh-century Scotland, Gareth Hinds's captivating, richly illustrated interpretation takes readers into the claustrophobic mind of a man driven mad by ambition. An evil seed takes root in the mind of Macbeth, a general in the king's army, when three witches tell him he will one day be king. At the urging of his wife, he resolves to take the throne by the most direct path: a dagger in the heart of King Duncan. But "blood will have blood," and when others grow suspicious of his sudden rise to power, is Macbeth prepared to commit more murders to keep the crown?
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780763678029
Branch Call Number: Graphic Y Fic
Characteristics: 144 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Shakespeare, William 1564-1616. Macbeth.


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SLPL_Trends Sep 13, 2017

For Grades 8 and up. Methinks we must check this one out too! It's a graphic novel! Too cool! The play's supernatural elements give Hinds the chance to bring some of Shakespeare's eeriest imaginings to life. He paints the three weird sisters--a crone, a pagan goddess, and an African witch--pe... Read More »

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me_tis_awesome Nov 24, 2016

If your a student, that can get disturbed easily and thinks, about things you have read/seen that morning, right before you sleep, this book isn't for you.


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