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Publisher's Summary

Peregrine Jay, owner of the Dolphin Theatre, is putting on a magnificent production of Macbeth, the play that, superstition says, always brings bad luck.
But one night the claymore swings, and the dummy's head is more than real: murder behind the scene.
Luckily, Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn is in the audience....
©1982 Ngaio Marsh (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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4 out of 5 stars
By Anniebligh on 05-22-16

Reflects Ngaio Marsh's interest in Macbeth

For those who already enjoy Ngaio Marsh's stories, this brings together her love of the theater,her love of Macbeth, her varied interests in the power of things and old rituals, and a mystery. Not only who did it but how it was done.
The very detailed presentation of the staging of this great play may be tedious for those who have not become intrigued by the Shakespeare play of 'Macbeth' .For them it may be as interesting as railway time tables, yet the detail and the personalities do matter.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Helen L. on 02-06-17

Disappointing

It seems that Ngaio Marsh became more deeply involved in theater herself and simultaneously ran out of plots for compelling mysteries. This is not her best. In fact, it is probably one of the least successful overall. No idea what the title has to do with the story? But plot swirls around Macbeth. Alleyne is incidental. Much back and forth and repetition. No way to redeem it. It's an homage to production of Macbeth and little more.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Jay on 02-05-17

slow

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3 out of 5 stars
By Ms. grant on 02-07-16

There's nothing light about this :/

Seriously, struggled to finish this.
Had I wanted a book about the production of Macbeth I'd have looked for one. 4/10.
Franks narrates well.

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