Source: The Voyager Shakespeare Company
Playing Time: 1-2 hours
Cost: $35.10 at
Number of Players: 1 or 2
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: Hypercard
Subject Area: English
Objectives:To discuss and review Shakespeare's
most deadly play and become interactive with it.
Brief Description: There is a short listing
of all the different areas you can go into. This includes a picture
gallery, a clips gallery (featuring clips from Orson Well's film version),
text readings, and even a Karaoke section where you can say lines back
and forth as either Lady Macbeth or Macbeth themselves. There is
a section where it explains all of the famous unreadable lines from Shakespeare
and translates it into regular vernacular. Really very well done.
Entry Capabilities Required: Allocate
your Hypercard to 5,000k and 256 colors for it to work at all.
Relevance to objectives: 5
excellent graphics, and it made Shakespeare easy to follow.
Provides practice of relevant skills:
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 5
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 3 (if
you aren't familiar with Shakespear's style)
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): no competition
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): 5
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test
Clear directions for play: yes 5
Effectiveness of debriefing:5
Unless you know something about setting up computer properties, you will
never get the game running.
Reviewer: Richard Hooper
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.