Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare)

Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare)

by William Shakespeare, SparkNotes Staff

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Overview

What do you get when a group of Harvard Students creates study guides for the 21st century? Better grades. Not long ago our writers were acing their classes. Now they're loading SparkNotes with concise critical analysis that won't yellow with age. With SparkNotes you'll have an easier time understanding and enjoying great works of literature. SparkNotes -- the smarter, better, faster way to an "A."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411400436
Publisher: SparkNotes
Publication date: 07/03/2003
Series: No Fear Shakespeare Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

Date of Death:

2018

Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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Macbeth No Fear Shakespeare Series) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read Macbeth for my English class, and the teacher mentioned No Fear Shakespeare to help us. I picked it up and didn't have much trouble with the Shakespearian English once I really got into it. The translations are good for the occassions when you really don't think you know what was just said. Also, the cover art is cool.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok you say a few lines are off, or let's say, not easily translated, but the 'contemporary side' of the page does have the meat of the story. I was impressed that it tries to retain the poetry of his words and analogies. You could read this in a few hours. It gives another interpretation of Shakespeare, which isn't a bad thing. Not everyone wants to name their first born 'Arden.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought the Macbeth version of the No Fear Shakespeare series and it totally helped. Especially with the longer sonnets! Def. recommended for college students who have to do too much reading as it is! You can read Shakespeare and if you get stuck, instead of sitting there analyzing it, you can just read the translation and continue on!!
missyr46 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This wonderful play is about an Irish nobleman named Macbeth who commits murder in order to become king. He soon commits many more murders and is seen as a hated tyrant by his entire country and is killed in a war waged against him to overthrow him as king. Other main characters include his wife, Lady Macbeth, Macduff, another Irish nobleman, and Banquo, a former friend of Macbeth¿s.
sydculture on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It gets the extra star because of how much I relate to Macbeth and his wife.
cookie11 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Macbeth is a brave soldier that is fooled by some witches into thinking of himself as more deserving than he actually is. In an effort to make the witches prophesies come true Macbeth kills the king to take his title and a series of unfortunate events occur in which half the characters in the book die. I find this story incredibly boring because was written as a play and the characters actions are missing without visual representation and then everyone dies in a completely unrealistic plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading the story more this way because I could understand the language Shakespeare used.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good cause it has translations
HPU1994 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic modern verse translation that brings the text alive. There's no better way for students to read the works of Shakespeare
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The "No fear Shakespeare"s are not readable on anyandroid devices. There is no way to know when one buys the ebook that is available.
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I love reading the mod. english and then the rich text of the old~ wonderful version and a great book. I suggest purchasing brightest heaven of invention to pair up with this
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