Acclaim

An audacious achievement.
‘Blood will have blood,’ wrote Shakespeare, and Lukeman steers us
back into the red, raging thick of it, exploring—in blank verse, no less—
the murderous fallout from the original Macbeth.”
--Jennifer Lee Carrell, Ph.D. (Harvard)
New York Times Bestselling author of Interred With Their Bones/The Shakespeare Secret

"Shakespeare lives on because we find his thoughts in our blood.
Noah Lukeman's bold sequel to Macbeth, written in blank verse, is a fierce,
memory-ridden love letter to Shakespeare, and an enthralling reminder that,
in our imagination, Shakespeare's greatest plays have no end."
--Nigel Cliff, author of The Shakespeare Riots

“Lukeman’s sequel to the Scottish play succeeds
as both a fascinating literary exercise and an entertaining play
in its own right….[A] poetic, well-paced drama.”
—Booklist
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“Lukeman follows the structure, the pace and the language 
of Shakespeare so closely that an opinion of the play can go both ways: one, Lukeman is not really jumping out on a limb and creating his own version of Shakespeare or two, Lukeman truly has mastered the Shakespearian art and created a play that can stand as a sequel to the great Shakespearian play. I lean towards the latter.

—A.M. Perez, Amanda's Weekly Zen

“The sequel is a tough nut to crack.
But when the original is more than 400 years old, that nut has become nearly petrified....
[Lukeman] cracks a tough nut indeed. Good Reading.

Petoskey News Review, Michigan

Lukeman did a top-notch job creating a fresh play
in the style of Shakespeare. The story moves quite briskly, and takes quite a few intriguing twists....The rhythm of the words and the drama of the story would make for quite a suspenseful and entertaining show. In fact, I really hope Lukeman is in the process of negotiating a production somewhere.

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