An extra-long TutorText that supplies a running commentary on the meaning of archaic words; symbolic characters and...

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UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE: Macbeth

An extra-long TutorText that supplies a running commentary on the meaning of archaic words; symbolic characters and situations; and obscure allusions. The use of poetry and the significance of various meters is explored. There is a short introduction which describes what it must have been like to be in the audience at the Globe -- the seating arrangements, the concessionaires, the music, etc. An appendix sums up the play in prose and an afterword discusses the probable mechanics of the staging. The TutorText, most often simply announced in these pages, is a teaching machine in book form. Although the pages are numbered consecutively, the reader must go from numbered reference to numbered reference with multiple choice questions at each step. Users, depending on temperament, either become addicted to the method or go noisily balmy. For students and for the determinedly self-taught, a helpful teacher.

Pub Date: May 1, 1964

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1964