Author(s): De Jager Haum (Editor); William Shakespeare
These popular Shakespeare editions attractively presented and designed to make Shakespeare relevant to students. The plays are initially summarised in lively line illustrations that present the story in pictures to assist students to recognise the plot and major issues. This is followed by an introduction to Shakespeare's life, historical background and settings, and the attitudes of the period. The full text of the play is included with copious notes on language, historical significance and cross-references to other scenes. All are near A4 in size.
SHAKESPEARE'S LIFE; ELIZABETHAN WORLD VIEW; WITCHES AND WITCHCRAFT; INTRODUCTION TO MACBETH; The major themes; 1 Good and evil; 2 Appearances often hide reality; 3 Reversal of values; 4 The overthrow of the natural order; 5 The effect of ambition on people; 6 The importance of loyalty and honour in a society; GLOSSARY AND TERMS; THE PLAY IN PICTURES; THE CHARACTERS IN THE PLAY; ACT I; Scene I [The heath)]; Scene II [A camp]; Scene III [A heath]; Scene IV [Forres. A room in the palace]; Scene V [Inverness: A room in Macbeth's castle]; Scene VI [Inverness: Before the castle]; Scene VII [Inverness: A room in the palace]; ACT II; Scene I [Inverness: A court within the castle]; Scene II [Within the castle]; Scene III [The same]; Scene IV [Outside the castle]; ACT III; Scene I [Forres. A room in the palace]; Scene II [Forres. Another room]; Scene III [Forres. A park, with a road leading to the palace]; Scene IV [A room of state in the palace]; Scene V [The heath]; Scene VI [Forres. The palace]; ACT IV; Scene I [A dark cave. In the middle, a boiling cauldron]; Scene II [Fife. A room in Macduff's castle]; Scene III [England. A room in the king's palace]; ACT V; Scene I [Dunsinane. A room in the castle]; Scene II [The country near Dunsinane]; Scene III [Dunsinane. A room in the castle]; Scene IV [Country near Dunsinane. A wood in view]; Scene V [Dunsinane. Within the castle]; Scene VI [A plain before the castle]; Scene VII [Dunsinane. Another part of the plain]; Scene VIII [Another part of the field]; Scene IX [Within the castle]