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Oxford Playscripts: Lady Macbeth

A retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth from the point of view of Lady Macbeth

David Calcutt

Suitable for:  Key Stage 3 (11-14); English & Drama students

Price:  £10.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-832083-8
Publication date: 10/03/2005
Paperback: 128 pages
Dimensions: 216x170mm

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An engaging classroom playscript. Daughter of a Pictish king, Gruach is forced to marry her father's enemy by the new ruler, King Malcolm. Desperate, she turns to the Wyrd Sisters for advice.
Meanwhile, Macbeth and Duncan join forces against the King, killing him and all his followers. Now a Widow, Gruach is free to become Lady Macbeth.

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  • A gem of a play, featuring drama queens and a knife edge audition. Just the ticket for GCSE study and performance. - TES Teacher magazine
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