CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Macbeth  -     By: Alex Went
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Cliffs Notes / 2000 / Paperback

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Supplement your literature studies with CliffsNotes!

This guide to Macbeth provides an introduction to the novel as well as a chapter-by-chapter summary, critical commentary, and glossary. Character analysis, critical essays, a Q-and-A review, and a short author biography are also included, providing readers with critical background information and comprehension tools. Icons integrated throughout will help students to see the underlying themes, discover the depths of a character, identify literary devices, and understand the language used in the work. 112 pages, indexed, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 112
Vendor: Cliffs Notes
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0764586025
ISBN-13: 9780764586026

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

Packed with action and vivid portrayal of human relationships, Shakespeare's Macbeth traces the bloody climb to power and tragic ruin of a fate-plagued king. Count on CliffNotes on Macbeth to carry you through the rise and fall of a cast of characters that includes a cruel and ambitious warrior, his wicked wife, and a trio of witches who have wormed their way into audiences' hearts since William Shakespeare first presented their prophecies about 300 years ago.

Show your classmates – and your grade-granting teacher – that you're in the know with English literature. You can't miss with scene summaries, plot explorations, language simplification, and insights into the author's life and times. Other features that help you study include

  • A brief synopsis of the play
  • A character map to help you see relationships among the characters
  • Critical essays on major themes and stage productions
  • An interactive quiz to test your knowledge
  • Essay topics and practice projects

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure – you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Author Bio

Alex Went has been a teacher of English and Head of Drama at Shrewsbury School, England. He is the librettist of the musicals Jekyll!, The Time Machine and The Lost Domain.

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