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SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to Macbeth (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

By: William Shakespeare,Simon Potter
Narrated by: Full-Cast featuring Joan Walker,Nick Murchie,Coralyn Sheldon
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Summary

The multi-award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options enables the student to choose pure Shakespeare or the fully explained SmartPass & Shakespeare. Full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play.

"And nothing is, but what is not."

Macbeth may be mystified by the Weird Sisters' words but this intense performance with incisive commentary cuts to the heart of Shakespeare's complex psychological tragedy.

Please Note: This audio references accompanying material that is not included with the purchase of the audiobook.

©2006 SmartPass Ltd. (P)2006 SmartPass Ltd.

Critic reviews

"Superb! A totally brilliant way to revise" ( Daily Express)
"A wealth of useful material." ( Times Educational Supplement)
"Refreshing¿ clear and lively¿ a stimulating study aid." ( Sunday Times)
"Impressive teaching and study aid." ( SNIP Magazine)

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An excellent insight into Shakespeare's Macbeth that provides all one needs to know about the play in order to gain a great result.

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Fab- Great for the excluded or hard to reach kids

I got this to help one of the girls out with her english GCSE after she got excluded. She loved it, it took her ahead of the class and engaged her with school learning for the first time. Some of the language is a bit higher level so i would recommend listening to this before hand or listening to it with your child or student to make sure they are actually taking notes and understanding the points.

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Great (although a little Black-Adder at times)

Yes, this is the best version of Macbeth your going to get on audio (and I've heard a few), I can't find much to fault, except maybe a little more punch from the power characters (Macbeth, McDuff, Banquo etc) could have polished it slightly, but no real grumbles at the performances in general.
However, amusingly (for me), on occasion the actor playing titular Macbeth sounds a little like Rowan Atkinson's Black Adder, and when you hear it once, it's hard to get the image of Macbeth looking like the mesmerisng Black Adder out of mind.
Nonetheless, I loved and enjoyed learning about the construction and meaning of this timeless legendary play, so when I arrived at the uninterrupted play towards the end, I understood and enjoyed the story more than I ever did before.

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