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Act Now: Living with Lady Macbeth

Act Now: Living with Lady Macbeth

A play in which the world and words of Shakespeare are cleverly interwoven with the realities of sixth-form English studies. There is a wide range of parts, and the text should provide a vehicle for drama work in schools and youth theatre groups.

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ISBN 9780521425070
Barcode 9780521425070
Published 18 May 1992 by Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By John, Rob
Other adaptation by Rowlands, Peter
Series Act Now
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ISBN-13 9780521425070
ISBN-10 0521425077
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Publication Date 18 May 1992
International Publication Date 19 March 1992
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By John, Rob
Other adaptation by Rowlands, Peter
Series Act Now
Category English Literature: Literary Criticism
Number of Pages 54
Dimensions Width: 151mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 6mm
Weight 90g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 822.914
Catalogue Code 234654

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Act Now is a highly-acclaimed series of accessible new plays, specially written for young people, with the aim of: encouraging young people to take part in practical drama; introducing an awareness of dramatic production - from casting and direction to lighting and design; promoting the discussion of issues which are of special interest to young people and; meeting the requirements of GCSE Drama. All plays are suitable for performance and class reading with large groups. Living with Lady Macbeth uses the device of a play within a play to examine some of the issues of power and ambition invested in the character of Lady Macbeth. Lily is determined to audition for this part, as she is tired of always being behind the scenes, of being ordinary and reliable. Disregarding derision from those around her, Lily stuns everyone with a chilling performance of Act I Scene V, but finally chooses to do the costumes - not out of defeat, but because she has satisfied her ambition.

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