Macbeth (Shakespeare on the Double) : Macbeth has all the ingredients of a modern day bestseller - greed, ambition, murder, mayhem, madness, politics, assassinations, hallucinations, prophecies, spells, and rebellion. Potions and emotions simmer. One betrayal leads to another. Now you can sit back and read Macbeth like the thriller it is! This modern, easy-to-understand translation makes reading it quick and painless. Other aids make following the action and grasping the meaning a snap: A brief synopsis of the plot and action. A comprehensive character list that describes the characteristics, motivations, and actions of each major player. A visual character map that shows the relationships of major characters. A cycle-of-death graphic that pinpoints the sequence of deaths and includes who dies, how they die, and why. Reflective questions that help you understand the themes of the play.