Macbeth by Anna Claybourne


Macbeth by Anna Claybourne

Is this a dagger which I see before me...? A power-hungry general, his crazed wife, three interfering witches and some terrifying ghosts...Read on, through murder and mayhem, to discover the gripping story of Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. Contains information about the background to Macbeth, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Witches and witchcraft in 16th century England are also examined, to give the context in which the play was written. The Short, Sharp Shakespeare series consists of six books that retell Shakespeare's most famous plays in modern English. Clever illustrations accompany each title, making them a great introduction to the Bard for children aged 9 and above.

About the Author

Anna Claybourne

Anna Claybourne is the author of numerous books on the natural world for young readers, including the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of Planet Earth, the Survival Skills Handbook and many more. She is also the winner of the Times Educational Supplement Senior Information Book Award for her title The World of Shakespeare which summarised the plays in attractive and digestible synopses. She is also the author of a picture called Where's Will.

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80 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

9th October 2014



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