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  • Macbeth(SignetClassics)[简装]
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  • 作者:威廉?莎士比亚(WilliamShakespeare)(作者)
  • 出版社:LongmanInc;Revised(1998年4月1日)
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  • ISBN:9780451526779

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    From Publishers Weekly
    Based on an HBO animated series, these condensations emphasize the dramatic content of some of Shakespeare''s best known works. As abridged by Garfield in consultation with a panel of scholars, the books on the whole retain the magic of Shakespeare''s vision and remain true to his poetics. Linguistic fluidity is perforce sacrificed (omitted lines are presented as italicized summaries interspersed throughout the dialogue), but these versions should still fire children''s imaginations. Though the artwork varies in quality, the Eastern European illustrators generally capture the underlying theatrics. Palettes are subdued for the dramas, and appropriately brighter for the comedies (though the tone reproductions frequently seem off). Several plays'' illustrations have a cartoony appearance; a few exhibit the stilted look of old Classics Comics. While the plays forgo their complexities--many subplots are omitted--as they become more linear in their themes (Macbeth loses much of his humanity, Romeo and Juliet is pared of its politics), their nobility shines through in these visualized introductions. One hopes that readers will be encouraged to move on to the originals. Ages 10-up.
    Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

    From School Library Journal
    Grade 2-7. Macbeth has strong appeal for young audiences and Coville''s lucid retelling captures much of it. Aided by the short, intense, and uninterrupted story line of the play, the reteller deftly weaves many of the most familiar quotes with his own dramatic narrative. In a short preface that sketches a quick history of the play''s popularity, Coville invokes cultural literacy as one of his missions. Despite this heavy burden, he carries off the telling with grace. Kelley''s dark, evocative pastels reflect and intensify the ominous mood. Glowering hillsides, gloomy interiors, the handsome and doomed Macbeths, and truly ghastly witches create a mood worthy of the play. The only unfortunate image is the weak-chinned Macbeth reacting to Banquo''s ghost with a look more comic than horrified. Darkness prevails until the final painting of light morning skies over the hills. Coville''s muscular sentences, full of dramatic word choices, make this a good read-aloud choice. While not avoiding the horrors in the story, the reteller does not dwell on the goriest moments, letting the worst, such as the slaughtering of Macduff''s children, happen offstage. The accurate depiction of the story will give older students or casual playgoers a good quick review. If it doesn''t end up lost among the picture books, this retelling could have many uses.?Sally Margolis, formerly at Deerfield Public Library, IL
    Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

    From Kirkus Reviews
    Tempting readers into this dramatic retelling, the introduction calls this a ``horrific tale of witches, murder, ghosts and revenge.'''' Coville (William Shakespeare''s A Midsummer Night''s Dream, 1996, etc.) repeats most of the play''s famous phrases (condensing the ``Double double, toil and trouble'''' incantation to six lines) and expertly captures the original''s lurid supernatural manifestations and dark tone. Lady Macbeth''s motives for murdering Duncan are never clear, and the porter''s scene--along with some others--is dropped, so the plotting may be even patchier than Shakespeare''s; still, as with Coville''s previous adaptations of Shakespeare, children unfamiliar with the original will get a good idea of what awaits them. Kelley gives the entire cast a ghostly look in his shadowy, atmospheric paintings; except for the deliciously hideous Weird Sisters, figures are erect and dignified, generally posed at rest with eyes downcast or directed away from the viewer--and despite all the play''s gory deeds, there is no blood to be seen. A volume for those who are certain that this kind of adaptation--reduces an intense psychological study to a slim story of multiple murders--will not prejudice children against future encounters with the Bard. (Picture book. 9-12) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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    William Shakespeare lived between 1552-1616, but his work endures and is enjoyed the world over.