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Manga Classics: Macbeth

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Welcome to the Manga Classics brilliant adaptation of Macbeth! In this classic tale by William Shakespeare, a brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then w ...more
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Published September 1st 2018 by Udon Entertainment
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Arybo ✨
But 'tis strange:
And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,
The instruments of darkness tell us truths,
Win us with honest trifles, to betray's
In deepest consequence.



I read Macbeth two years ago, and I did not understand it. I took the opportunity this year to reread it first in original and then in manga format. I discovered an unexpected beauty.



Füssli - the three witches and Macbeth


I believe that many know the story of Macbeth, his fall in the abyss and in wickedness, a fall helped by the Mephis
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Nana☆
If it weren't for the imagery, I would have no idea what was going on in this book.

This book really is a classic adaptation to read in a class room setting, where you can dissect each and every line so you understand the story better. I wouldn't read this as a casual classic read as the Old English is intense. The grammar is completely different and I mostly understood what was happening on the pages through the imagery. So kudos to the artwork, great stuff, but the original material is where I'
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Gianna
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another brilliant re-edition of a great work of literature, Macbeth manga stays true to the original play. Accompanied by beautiful and inventive illustrations, it is difficult not to love this edition. Strongly recommended to fans of mangas, but also to fans of Shakespeare.
Liz (Quirky Cat)
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of Manga Classics: Macbeth in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I know I’ve said this time and time again, but I sincerely adore the concept behind Manga Classics. I love that it gives me a new perspective on many of the classics I know and love. And for those I haven’t read it gives me an excuse to try them out and not be quite so intimidated (we’ve all come across that one classic that was so large it was impossible not to be intimidated by it).
I think it’s great that
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Chris
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
I received my copy of Macbeth from the publisher, Udon Entertainment, through NetGalley.

It's no secret that I really like the Manga Classics series. Chan and artist Julien Choy did a great job with Romeo & Juliet and The Jungle Book, and now they've done great work again in this rendition of Macbeth.

I was a little skeptical going into it because, as with most Shakespeare but maybe more so with Macbeth, the real drama to me is not so much in what the characters are saying but how they're sayi
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Matthew Barnes
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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J.D. DeHart
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yet another worthwhile rendition of a classic work from this publisher. Reluctant readers I have worked with love these books.
Lita Castaneda Brenizer
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GONZA
Oct 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a little bit strange to read a manga written in Shakespeare's English, but still, if you want to read a good story or if you want your kid to read Macbeth without complaining, this seems to me a good compromise..

Era un po' strano leggere un manga nell'inglese di Shakespeare, ma tutto sommato se volete rileggere una bella storia o se vostro figlio deve leggere Macbeth, ma non ne ha voglia, questo mi sembra un giusto compromesso.

THANKS NETGALLEY FOR THE PREVIEW!
Swati Kumar
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Anya
Oct 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first contact with Shakespeare and I had a bit of a hard time with it. This is my third manga classic and my least favorite, only because I couldn't get into the shakesperean writing style. The artwork is still gorgeous and it helps a lot to see what's going on.
Just not a big fan of Shakespeare literature.
Isabella
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One more incredible manga rendition of a great classic, a Shakesperean tragedy of epic proportion that still addresses raw human emotions like greed, ambition, regret, loyalty. Macbeth's rise to power and following downfall are depicted in powerful strokes and the text is true to the original play. It is not one of the easiest or most entertaining works of Shakespeare, but it is a classic you should not miss even in its manga form.
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