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The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue #1The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo until the gates shut at night That's when the animals come out of their cages to stage elaborate performances of Shakespeare's greatest works They might not be the. The Zoo has closed for the evening and the visitors head home to visions of animals in their dreams the animals are gathering for the Play is the thing The Midnight revue has gathered to perform a grand production of Macbeth for all to see Macbeth the regal lion brave warrior and hero of the realm is well loved by all But his wife Lady Macbeth dost wish for and encourages him to eat the king so that he may rule Down this path madness does lie but he does as she wishes for he loves her so As animals disappear to cover his crime and as ueen Macbeth descends into madness new heroes arise and the tragic tale comes to an end One of the things that I struggled the most with in school was reading plays Any play but Shakespearean plays were always the worst I had trouble figuring out which character was speaking how scenes fit together and words always got jumbled in my head It was only when I discovered graphic novel adaptations of the plays did things really start to click for me and after reading this adaptation I really wish I had had this version to read It captures the classic story well but adds some additional humor and asides to the audiences that make the play even fun Ian has done a great job of adapting Macbeth so its enjoyable for all ages and making the characters into animals Macduff is a noir detective stork Lady Macduff is a cheetah who can’t uite get the spots out The witches try to help their colleague perfect her evil cackle she tries everything else firstincluding a nice Santa laugh While Ian does tone down some of the darker aspects of the play given that the book is for younger readers he captures its essence and message perfectly I’ve been a huge fan of Zach Giallongo’s art since his previous First Second book Broxo and his illustrations in this book made me fall even in love with his art While Ian crafts the perfect words for his characters Zach brings them to life capturing their expressions and movements perfectly Macbeth a regal looking lion moves with ease but as he eats and animals he begins to waddle and his belly extends and Zach captures it with ease My favorite character though has to be Macduff the stork Depicted in a trench coat and a fedora I really wonder whose idea that was captures the essence of Macduff as a detective so well that I’m going to have a hard time imagining Macduff as anything else from now on Zach should also be commended along with Ian for making the violent acts of the play into something a bit cartoony with suirting ketchup substituting for blood and well placed animals blocking the view when neededIf you’re looking for a literary analysis or think that Shakespeare has no humor please look elsewhere On the other hand if you’re looking for something fun to introduce Shakespeare to younger readers 5th grade and up forge ahead Older readers will enjoy the humor and new look at Macbeth as well In fact I think this book would work perfectly in a high school setting helping students understand that Shakespeare does have humor to it and that it can be fun and enjoyable to read I give the book four out of five starsPS I hear that a second volume is in the works this time based upon Romeo and Juliet I can’t waitReview copy provided by Gina at First Second

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Gecraft is perfectly paired with the adorable accessible artwork of Zack Giallongo Broxo Ewoks And with Romeo and Juliet coming in book two this is a promising new series of graphic novels for young readers. A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This was the most adorable creative and hilarious little graphic novel I've read in a long time It's very short so there isn't much to say except I loved it I wasn't expecting it to be so funny either Basically in the Stratford Zoo at night the animals all congregate and put on shows of famous Shakespeare plays in their own versions which are very different much shorter and hilarious That's how we find a host of animals watching and performing Macbeth Macbeth is played by a lion who proceeds to eat the King and then anyone who gets in his way leaving behind a trail of ketchup and indigestion Perfect read for children or adults who just want something short and sweet with great graphics I can't wait to read in this series

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The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue #1 review ↠ 0 ↠ The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo until the gates shut at night That's when the animals come out of their cages to stage elaborate performances of Shakespeare's greatest works They migMost accomplished thespians but they've got what counts heart Also fangs feathers scales and tails in The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth Ian Lendler's hilarious tale of after hours animal sta. An OK ish graphic novel about a group of zoo animals who perform a play of Macbeth in front of other zoo animals At night of course It was uite funny but often I just was shaking my head I get that for the play they couldn't eat the animals but now it just was very distracting and not that funny after the second time I can probably explain this better in Dutch P I wasn't a fan of the lion's wife and how she acted And to be honest it was a bit boring at times I did like that it took place at a zoo and the animals at the zoo did these things at night though that makes the visitors wonder because all the animals are dead tired during the day P The art was OK Not sure if I will continue this series though