BOOK: Macbeth and the Dark Ages – CLASS SET of 25 NEXUS books (min. order)


Macbeth and the Dark Ages (Plus FREE teaching guidelines and FREE and FEE ONLINE lesson plans and supplements – see Lesson Plans and Supplements menus)  – soft cover

Editor: Jesse Bryant Wilder

Authors and Consultants include: Dr. Tom Bishop (Associate Professor of English Literature, Case Western Reserve University, author of Shakespeare and the Theatre of Wonder), Dr. David Bernstein (Esther Raushenbush Professor of Humanities, History and Art History, Sarah Lawrence College, author of The Mystery of the Bayeux Tapestry); Dr. Ross Duffin (Chair of Early Music, Case Western Reserve Univ., author of Shakespeare’s Song Book and Some Other Note: The Lost Songs of English Renaissance Comedy); Dr. Vernard Foley (Historian of Technology, Purdue Univ. and a frequent contributor to Scientific American); Stephen Fliegel (Curator of Medieval Art, Cleveland Museum of Art and author of Arms and Armor: The Cleveland Museum of ArtThe Caporali Missal: A Masterpiece of Renaissance Illumination, and Higher Contemplation: Sacred Meaning in the Christian Art of the Middle Ages); Carolyn Jack (theater and dance critic, Cleveland Plain Dealer), Dr. Donna Cottrell, Jesse Bryant Wilder (editor of NEXUS)

“The wonderfully rich historical background — colorful anecdotes and clear, conversational accounts of family ties, political motives, events, and phenomena — will definitely enhance students’ study of the play. The illustrations for the 14 short sections (one to three pages) of this volume are stunning: maps, production photos, beautiful reproductions of tapestries, and manuscript illuminations.” – THE COLLEGE BOARD

“All NEXUS volumes emphasize the critical skills and analogical thinking that are crucial for success on the SAT.” – THE COLLEGE BOARD



Softcover: 36 pages, 12 pages of color, 70-lb glossy bond paper

Publisher: Pallas Communications, Inc. (1998)

Language: English


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Additional information

Weight 6.25 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × 1.625 in


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