Saturday, February 27, 2016

Macbeth #killingit by Courtney Carbone - ESSENTIAL

Carbone, Courtney Macbeth #killingit, 81 pages.  Random House, 2016.  $10.  Language: PG (uses several abbreviations that included F for the ‘f’-word.)

How would Macbeth play out with modern social media?  Carbone does an excellent job of translating the classic play into texts, notes, and other social media repartee.

What a great way to look at what students consider old, stodgy material.  While you might think this would be most useful for a resource class or such, you should not rule it out to read with a document camera to any Language Arts class to help the understand the flow and themes of Shakespeare’s works before they tangle with the Bard’s own words.  There are now four books in this series.

MS, HS – ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library teacher

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