Macbeth the Graphic Novel : Original Text

Macbeth the Graphic Novel : Original Text This is William Shakespeare&39;s full and unabridged play in comic book form This full colour graphic novel presents "The Scottish Play" just as Shakespeare intended in its original and unabridged format Ideal for purists students and readers who will appreciate the unaltered text "Macbeth" is probably the most dramatic of Shakespeare&39;s tragedies and this version will give you a brand new and totally fulfilling view of the sheer genius of Shakespeare&39;s story telling Witchcraft superstition murder - it&39;s all here! Featuring stunning artwork and full of action atmosphere and intrigue from start to finish; this new treatment of The Bard&39;s wonderful tragedy will have you on the edge of your seat It&39;s 11th century ScotlandMacbeth Thane of Glamis is one of King Duncan&39;s greatest war captains Upon returning from a battle with the rebellious Thane of Cawdor Macbeth and Banquo encounter three witches who prophecy that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor and then King They also prophecy that Banquo will become the father of kingsWhen Lady Macbeth hears this she is determined to push her husband to take fate into his own hands and make himself king by murdering Duncan Macbeth is reluctant to harm Duncan But when the King makes arrangements to visit Macbeth&39;s castle the opportunity presents itself Pressed on by his wife Macbeth kills Duncan and blames the King&39;s drunken attendants who he also kills However Macbeth is racked with guilt and begins to see apparitions When the body is discovered Malcolm and Donalbain the King&39;s sons are suspicious of Macbeth and flee for their livesTo everyone else it looks as if the sons have been the chief conspirators and Macbeth is crowned King of Scotland Banquo&39;s suspicions grow based on his encounter with the witches and Macbeth is wary of the second prophecy concerning Banquoa&39;s offspring Macbeth hires assassins to kill Banquo and his son FleanceBanquo is murdered that night but Fleance escapes The bloody ghost of Banquo appears to Macbeth at a feast tormenting his already guilty conscience In addition Macduff once a comrade of Macbeth has fled after the King&39;s sons to England as he also suspects MacbethIn revenge Macbeth butchers Macduff&39;s entire household Macduff and the King&39;s sons raise an army in England and march against Macbeth who is given another prophecy by the witches as he prepares for the assault They tell him his throne is safe until Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane and he will not die by the hand of any man born of a womanMacbeth now feels invincible Lady Macbeth on the other hand has been slowly driven mad by her dreams in the wake of Duncan&39;s murder She sleepwalks and eventually kills herself Macbeth learns that many of his lords are deserting and joining Malcolm&39;s army which approaches Dunsinane under cover of boughs which they&39;ve cut from the trees of Birnam Wood Macbeth and Macduff eventually meet on the bloody battlefield Macbeth laughs derisively relating the witches&39; prophecyBut Macduff retorts that he was from his mother&39;s womb untimely ripp&39;d and not (technically) of woman born The play ends with the death of Macbeth and Malcolm is crowned King of Scotland
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