MACBETH. OXFORD SCHOOL SHAKESPEARE
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MACBETH. OXFORD SCHOOL SHAKESPEARE

3.9 (806,600 ratings by Goodreads)
3.9 (806,600 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

Specifically designed for students, Oxford School Shakespeare is a best-selling series ideal for contextual reading and exam preparation.

This edition of Oxford School Shakespeare: Macbeth is presented in an accessible two-column format to make reference-checking and explanations easy and more immediate. Clear notes and commentaries provide detailed explanations of difficult words and passages and a range of photographs from theatre productions offer alternative interpretations and staging ideas.

Oxford School Shakespeare: Macbeth outlines common themes explored when studying Macbeth's character, including Macbeth the noble warrior, Macbeth's ambition, Macbeth's approach to murder, Macbeth the tyrant and Macbeth the defeated.

This title is for students aged 11+ and is suitable for all exam boards.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 170 x 216 x 10mm | 255g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • Illustrations
  • 0198324006
  • 9780198324003
  • 13,472

Table of contents

Introductionv:
About the Playv:
Leading Characters in the Playviii:
Synopsisix:
Macbeth: Commentaryxii:
Macbeth: the Manxxiii:
Shakespeare's Versexxvii:
Source,Text, and Datexxix:
Characters in the Playxxxii:
Macbeth1:
Macbeth: the Source101:
Songs from The Witch by Thomas Middleton107:
Background109:
England in 1606109:
Scotland in the Time of Macbeth112:
William Shakespeare, 1564-1616115:
Approximate Dates of Composition of Shakespeare's Works117:
Exploring Macbeth in the Classroom118:
Ways into the Play118:
Setting the Scene119:
Keeping Track of the Action120:
Characters121:
Themes122:
Shakespeare's Language123:
Exploring with Drama124:
Writing about Macbeth125:
Further Reading and Resources125:
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Review quote

The book contains not only the script of the play, but also very good summaries of all the scenes and characters. Before purchasing this Oxford version of what must rank as one of Shakespeare's greatest and well known plays, I looked at a number of different versions of the play, but it was this one that stood out above all others. For example, it is slightly wider than other versions and has plenty of space on each page so that notes can be written in the margins
alongside the script. This is an excellent version of the play and ideal for class study. Highly recommended. * 5 star Amazon review *
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About Shakespeare, William

Roma Gill, the series editor, has taught Shakespeare at all levels. She has acted in and directed Shakespeare's plays, and has lectured on Shakespeare all over the world.
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