Is this a dagger I see before me...? A power-hungry general, his crazed wife, three interfering witches and some terrifying ghosts... Discover the gripping story of Macbeth; one of the world's most famous tragedies. The age-appropriate text in Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Macbeth introduces readers to the play by re-telling the story in modern English. It's an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for children of 9 and above.