Shakespeare Focus: Macbeth


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Gill Shakespeare Focus: Macbeth – a new and beautifully illustrated edition of the play – expertly assists students in understanding Shakespeare’s great drama and thoroughly prepares them for the Leaving Certificate exam.

Focused scene-by-scene analysis:

Summary and in-depth Critical Analysis
Detailed study of Shakespeare’s Language
Key Quotes plus commentary
Exam-style questions and Sample Paragraphs with Examiner’s Comments
Essential study notes:

Characters – concise analysis
Central Themes and Issues
Dramatic Techniques (Imagery, Soliloquies, Dramatic Irony)
Macbeth as a Comparative Text – modes defi ned, detailed explanatory notes, exemplar paragraphs, using key quotes, essay plans and FAQs on successful answering
Exam Focus – purposeful use of key scenes, paragraphing succinctly, quoting eff ectively
Writing Top-Grade Essays – advice and prompts for responding to the question and planning the essay
Full Sample Essays – marked and graded with invaluable Examiner’s Comments
Sample Leaving Certificate exam questions relevant to the latest changes in the exam