The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth

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The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth

Illustrator Zack Giallongo
by Ian Lendler

first second | September 30, 2014 | Paper over Board

The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth is rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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. 

Format: Paper over Board

Dimensions: 80 pages, 10.26 × 7.7 × 0.44 in

Published: September 30, 2014

Publisher: first second

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1626721017

ISBN - 13: 9781626721012

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! This was a lot of fun, especially for someone who already knows the premise of Macbeth. Macbeth is one of my absolute favourite Shakespeare so I was looking forward to this. I'm not sure this could be said to be a child's first introduction to Shakespeare in a meaningful way but they'll love it for the pure humour of it. The art is fantastic, as I also enjoyed Giallongo's work in "Broxo". Bold and vibrant with a colour palette of mostly greens and blues to match the atmosphere of the tragedy of Macbeth. However, this version of the play is pure pleasure with zoo animals as the characters and a hungry lion eating his victims while they remain talkative in his tummy, instead of any murders. It was quite fun to see how imaginative Lendler could be with incorporating real elements of the Shakespeare into this parody. He even inserts a couple of direct quotes. Adults will have a good giggle at the pastiche while children will belly-laugh at the shear farce. The last page tells us the next coming attraction will be "Romeo & Juliet". Now that is one of my most hated Shakespeare but I have to say I'm quite looking forward to seeing what Lendler will do with it!
Date published: 2014-11-25

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The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth

Illustrator Zack Giallongo
by Ian Lendler

Format: Paper over Board

Dimensions: 80 pages, 10.26 × 7.7 × 0.44 in

Published: September 30, 2014

Publisher: first second

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1626721017

ISBN - 13: 9781626721012

From the Publisher

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 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. 

About the Author

When Ian Lendler was younger, he really enjoyed acting in the theater. He was, however, extremely terrible at it. So he became a writer of children''s books (An Undone Fairy Tale and Saturday) and non-fiction. But in order to support his family, he took a day job de-worming animals at the Stratford-on-Avon Zoo. He immediately recognized the talents of the troupe and began working with them on diction, dialect, and not eating the audience. When not working with his talented cast and crew, Ian sells lemonade on the sidewalk and plays the ukulele in San Rafael, CA.

Zack Giallongo is a professional cartoonist, cheese enthusiast, and amateur banjo-ist. Raised in the Northeast, he has a deep and instinctual love of apples, Fall, ancient gravestones, and old, crooked buildings. Although he loves all creatures great and small, his stint as an Illustration major at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth sent him down the path of comic craftsmanship rather than being a ranger or a zookeeper. His first solo graphic novel, Broxo is about teenage barbarians and was published in 2012. It hit #4 on the NYT Bestsellers list.

The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth is their most recent graphic novel.