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“The concept is original and the execution brilliant. This is Dr Seuss meets Shakespeare, with all the joy of the former meshed with all the intrigue of the latter.” — David Crystal, author of Shakespeare’s Words and How Language Works.

The Silly Shakespeare for Students edition of Shakespeare’s Macbeth for students simplifies the famous tragedy without dumbing it down. It’s perfect for introducing students to the Bard and helping English Language Learners practice speaking and oracy skills while grappling with the classics.

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First Witch: Welcome to the Scottish play
Second Witch: It’s “Scottish” ‘cos it rains all day
Third Witch: It’s cold enough to see your breath
First Witch: We’re waiting here to see Macbeth.
Second Witch: Hanging out in bogs and ditches
Third Witch: Yes you’ve guessed it; we’re the witches!
First witch: We’re here to guide you all the way
Second witch: Because we know the end of the play

In this Silly Shakespeare for Students version of Macbeth for students, author Paul Leonard Murray, director of the Belgrade English Language Theater, has cut the play down to an hour or so and made the language more accessible. But he’s kept all the tragic parts while adding some jokes. And if you think jokes in a version of Macbeth is weird, the whole thing is also written in rhyming couplets. Production notes and a summary of the play make putting on Shakespeare easy and fun, even if you’ve never done drama in class before!

Looking for something different for drama club, student theater, or speaking class? Want to spice up your literature or reading class and give students a new appreciation for Shakespeare? This is the series for you.

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Additional information

Weight 5.3 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × .375 in




112 pages

Publication Date

20 April 2020



7 x 10 inches




Age Group

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