“A first-rate entree to the Bard,” hailed Publishers Weekly in praise of Bruce Coville’s adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Dial). Now the author follows with Macbeth, expertly weaving his own dramatic yet accessible prose with language from the play, creating a gateway to the greater enjoyment of the original. Powerful paintings, rich in atmosphere, by renowned artist Gary Kelley—winner of twenty medals from the Society of Illustrators—make this, like its predecessor, a classic in itself, full justice to the genius that came before. A perfect gift for both newcomers to Shakespeare’s work as well as devoted followers.
A. C. Bradley: From Shakespearean Tragedy
Elmer Edgar Stoll: Source and Motive in ?Macbeth? and ?Othello?
Cleanth Brooks: The Naked Babe and the Cloak of Manliness
Mary MacCarthy: General Macbeth
Joan Larsen Klein: Lady Macbeth: ?Infirm of Purpose?
Sylvan Barnet: ?Macbeth? on the Stage and Screen
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Alan Sinfield: ?Macbeth?: History, Ideology, and Intellectuals