The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth (Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue, #1) by Ian Lendler

The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth (Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue, #1)

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 might not be the most 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 stagecraft is perfectly paire...

Details The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth (Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue, #1)

TitleThe Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth (Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue, #1)
Release DateSep 30th, 2014
PublisherFirst Second
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Humor, Comics, Animals, Childrens, Middle Grade, Fantasy

Reviews The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth (Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue, #1)

  • Wanda
    ***Wanda’s Summer Carnival of Children’s Literature***This is a very cute introduction to both the play Macbeth and to the theatre experience. Don’t go into it thinking that you’re going to get the dark, intellectual version of Macbeth—this is very much a kids’ version, but like any really good children’s book, there is an adult level in it too.The pictures are every bit as much about the audience as about the play. The introductory...
  • Dani Shuping
    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 more and encourages him to eat the king, so that he may rule! Down this path madn...
  • Liviania
    At night, at the Stratford Zoo, the animals escape their enclosures - some put on a play, others watch. In THE STRATFORD ZOO MIDNIGHT REVUE PRESENTS MACBETH, a lion stars as a Macbeth who keeps eating his enemies and a lioness as a Lady Macbeth who has very stubborn laundry.This kid-friendly retelling of Macbeth is vibrant and funny. Artist Zack Giallongo (BROXO) delivers bright art with creative use of panels and frequent side gags. Author Ian L...
  • Eyehavenofilter
    A star studded retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth with zoo animals that would spark any ones interest in the original. When the zoo closes at night the animals decide to entertain themselves and each other with an amazingly twisted performace of one of "the Bards " most bloody plays, with a few delightful quirky twists and turns that add some spice, and absolutely delicious delightful illustrations that are both charming and have just the right g...
  • Js26jl
    Evaluation: Turning a story of sinister plotting, murder, and insanity into a children’s book shouldn’t work, but it does with Ian Ledler and Zach Giallongo. The story is about the animals putting on the play and is humorously told, not inappropriately graphic and a bit comical in its conveyance of the dark themes while not losing the essence of the play. The panels and pages are clean and vibrant, easy to read/follow and not busy with text o...
  • Alex Panagiotopoulos
    Μπορώ να πω ότι με κέρδισαν αυτά τα δύο από τα εξώφυλλα τους. Και ότι τα πήρα 10 ευρώ και τα δύο :) Όντως αρκετά παιδικά. Βλέπουμε διάφορα ζώα του ζωολογικού κήπου να ανεβάζουν παραστάσεις του Σαίξπηρ, πάντα σε χιουμοριστικά πλαίσια κρατώντας την πολ...
  • Diamond
    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 d...
  • David Schaafsma
    Macbeth, maybe the most serious of all the tragedies, told with silliness for kids (who I imagine are going to be taken to a version of the play with their parents and so they need to know what's going on? Or some ambitious elementary teachers teaching it as one of the classics?) as a Stratford Zoo Midnight Review production (with animals, yup). Gets at the essence of the story, with some attention to how the audience is reacting to it… made me...
  • Libby
    A hilarious retelling of Macbeth that I think will have a wide audience. My second grader loved it, but I think a good part of the book went over his head (his favorite parts were when the animals had to have intermission because a zookeeper arrived and when the elephant blocks an important scene). Definitely a fun way to introduce Shakespeare, and I think even high schoolers could have fun seeing how the play was "adapted" by its animal company....
  • Beth Cato
    This is a really cute, short graphic novel telling of MacBeth. The art is colorful and vivid, and they do a good job of condensing the plot. It is rather sanitized--for example, it turns out at the end that no one really died in the play--but it feels quite appropriate considering it's a performance staged by zoo animals.
  • Ryan
    This was fun. It was like not other Macbeth I have ever read. The zoo puts on the show, but like Mystery Science Theater 3000, there is audience commentary, feedback, and participation. Plus in this version of Macbeth, the Lion eats his enemies.Great Fun, good graphics.
  • Edward Sullivan
    Short, funny graphic retelling of Macbeth that will amuse those completely unfamiliar with the source material and amuse much, much more those who know it well.
  • Sarah Sammis
  • Smassing Culture
    Ολόκληρη η κριτική στο Smassing CultureΠάρκο Στρατφορντ- Σαίξπηρ χωρίς εκπτώσεις!Επειδή υπάρχουν αρκετές διασκευές του σαιξπηρικού έργου σε κόμικ, συχνά ξεχνάμε το ότι αυτό δεν είναι καθόλου εύκολη υπόθεση. Ίσως θα έπρεπε να μας το θυμίζει ότι πολύ λίγε...
  • Debra
    A very fun, beautiful graphic novel that introduces Shakespeare in younger readers. I think this really captures the essence of the play with the antics of the zoo animal audience creating comic relief. Casting a leopard as Lady Macbeth is brilliant when the time comes for her to wash the spots off. Very well done. Now a comment on "reading" Shakespeare. I a stickler on the fact that these were plays and meant to be enjoyed as such. The verbal cl...
  • YingYu Chen
    Thanks to this book as an easy and nuanced entry for young readers to have a peek at Shakespeare’s play and the arrangement of theater. My 1-grade girls picked them from the library and told me, “Mom, this book is so funny and it even got the three witches.”I knew it may be a good time to get more of these for them. Amazing book!
  • Shelli
    This is such a fun way to introduce young children to one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Macbeth. The Stratford Zoo is the stage for its animal actors who give it their all to entertain the other zoo residents. A wonderful addition to any elementary/middle school library or classroom to get students excited about Shakespeare’s work.
  • India
    Guys, this is a magical book that I had no idea existed. Shakespeare performed by animals in the zoo. Macbeth is a lion, Lady Macbeth is a leopard, Duncan is an owl. There is a lot of ketchup, and clever shifts in the story to make it completely child-friendly :)
  • Tara Carlisle
    I really enjoyed this creative adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth where the zoo animals put on the play at night once the humans all go home.
  • Renee Morth
    I absolutely loved this book...a great children's version of Macbeth...great for adult shakespeare super geeks as well. Wonderful illustrations!
  • Sarah
    This is a Macbeth I can read!
  • Wasif
    Macbeth is hungry, but this time not for food for power. He has to kill the king to get the power. So he did, but instead of having a king's comfortable life he end up having no peace.
  • Alyson
    This title speaks for itself, but--see anyway!
  • Rainbow
    Rated 3 1/2 starsAges 12+-Ketchup blood XD
  • Britt, Book Habitue
    So awesome!
  • Casseroll
    Quick read. Fast-paced and interesting. Cute take on the play, but for kids!
  • Terri
    "The Stratford Zoo Midnight Review Presents Macbeth," the first in a series of graphic novels based on the work of Shakespeare by Ian Lendler and Zack Giallongo, was the August selection for Chapter and Verse Book Club. Though I enjoyed it immensely, I question whether or not the intended audience (stated as grades 2 - 5) will feel the same. Of all of the possible choices of Shakespeare's work for adaptation for this age, "Macbeth" is not one tha...
  • Suzanne
    Think about it...What do the animals do in the zoo at night? Unless you are a zookeeper, or your scout troop is having a sleepover in the zoo, or it is Halloween "Boo at the Zoo" time, no humans are around and the animals have the place to themselves. What do you do when you have the house to yourself? You relax and have fun. That's just what the animals do, too.They enjoy theater and this evening the Midnight Revue has a performance of Macbeth, ...
  • Jenny
    Check out my full review here! hero, Macbeth, is heroic in every way. He dresses heroically, eats heroically, and, of course, even kisses his wife heroically. Macbeth, played by a handsome lion, is known for being the strongest and most skilled warrior in all the land. One day, Macbeth follows his nose through the woods to locate the source of a delicious smell. He comes upon three poorly disguised witches, one of which ...