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When drama teacher Paul Samson decides to put on a High School production of Macbeth, he forgets that it isn’t just The Scottish Play, it is The Cursed Play. And Paul soon learns just how cursed. After grappling with his principal, the PTA, his family, and his students, he must contend with witches, ghosts, and skeletons from his past.
The show is destined from the outset to end badly, but no matter how desperate or dangerous circumstances become, Paul cannot cancel the play. Theatre has but one rule and one rule only: the show must go on.
The story is set in our old High School – Viscount Bennett. The witches hang out across the street at the Dairy Queen.
Much Ado about Macbeth has very high reader ratings on both Amazon and Goodreads.
I read the paperback version. And then the audio version when it came out on Audible. I liked the audio better as reader Harold Squire did make it come to life with different voices for different characters. (One of the witches is difficult to understand, however.)
The book did not win. That honour went to A Daughter of No Nation by A.M. Dellamonica, Tor Books.
official website – Randy McCharles