‘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.”
Carrell, Ph.D. (Harvard)
New York Times Bestselling author of
Interred With Their Bones
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."
author of The
“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.”
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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
“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.”
did a top-notch job creating a fresh
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
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