The Third Witch
|The Third Witch|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Pages||307 p. (hardback edition)|
|ISBN||ISBN 0-7434-1771-2 (hardback edition)|
|Dewey Decimal||813/.6 21|
|LC Class||PS3618.E57 T48 2001|
The Third Witch is a novel written by Rebecca Reisert. It was first published in 2001.
The novel retells the story of Macbeth from the perspective of one of the witches, a young girl named Gilly. The novel begins at an earlier point in time than the opening of Shakespeare's play, in 1050, with Macbeth on a pilgrimage to Rome. Upon his return, the tragic events of the play unfold, and Gilly swears revenge against Macbeth for murdering her father. Posing as a kitchen worker, Gilly wants to carry out her plan to kill him, and soon becomes involved in many important events from the play.
The Third Witch is a planned film based on the novel. It will be distributed by New Line Cinema and will be produced by Solaris Entertainment. The story is a retelling of William Shakespeare's Macbeth from the viewpoint of one of the three witches, here a 15-year-old girl named Gillyflower who is determined to avenge the murder of her father. In an interview with Chris Noonan, he reveals that some parts of the film may take place after the events of the novel.
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- Reisert, Rebecca. The Third Witch : a Novel. New York: Washington Square Press, 2001. ISBN 0-7434-1771-2
- "Other Scripts by Denise P. Meyer". Heirapparentmovie.com. Retrieved 18 April 2008.
- "Chris Noonan Miss Potter Interview". Femail.com.au. Retrieved 18 April 2008.
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