Macbeth (Staged) (Paperback)

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Macbeth (Staged) (Paperback)

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It will have blood, they say: blood will have blood

In 11th century Scotland, Macbeth receives a prophecy that he will become king. Three witches promise Macbeth that he will rise in the military to become Thane of Cawdor before ascending to the throne. But his fellow soldier Banquo receives a message of his own: his sons will, too, become kings.

Upon their return, Macbeth is indeed promoted to Thane of Cawdor, and when his ambitious wife, Lady Macbeth, hears of his promotion, they both become convinced that the prophecy is indeed true, and she vows to help him become King of Scotland - by any means necessary. The Macbeths' pursuit of power leads them down a dark and bloody path of murder and increasing paranoia, unravelling both Macbeth's mind and his reign as the witches' prophecies take hold.

Discover STAGED, a limited collection of Shakespeare’s unabridged plays that celebrates the genius of the Bard and the tropes that continue to delight YA readers to this day. Set in a dyslexic-friendly font and introduced by renowned YA authors, this beautifully designed collection is the perfect way to introduce YA readers to Shakespeare's most iconic stories.

Explore the rest of the STAGED collection:

As You Like It – With a foreword by Talia Hibbert

Hamlet – With a foreword by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – With a foreword by Becky Albertalli

Much Ado About Nothing – With a foreword by Holly Bourne

Romeo and Juliet – With a foreword by Jennifer Niven

William Shakespeare was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which number among the most profound and influential love poetry in English. Shakespeare died in Stratford in 1616.
Product Details ISBN: 9780241682074
Publisher: Puffin Classics
Publication Date: October 1st, 2024
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Staged