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The tragedy of Macbeth

by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Allegheny Regional Non-Fiction Collection PR2823.A2 M68 2013x
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  PR2823.A2 M68 2013x
CLP - Carrick Non-Fiction Collection PR2823.A2 M68 2013x
Location  CLP - Carrick
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  PR2823.A2 M68 2013x
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 812 SHAKESPEARE Sha MACBETH
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
South Fayette Township Library Nonfiction 822.33 SHA
Location  South Fayette Township Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  822.33 SHA
The authoritative edition of Macbeth from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers.

In 1603, James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne, becoming James I of England. London was alive with an interest in all things Scottish, and Shakespeare turned to Scottish history for material. He found a spectacle of violence and stories of traitors advised by witches and wizards, echoing James's belief in a connection between treason and witchcraft.

In depicting a man who murders to become king, Macbeth teases us with huge questions. Is Macbeth tempted by fate, or by his or his wife's ambition? Why does their success turn to ashes?

Like other plays, Macbeth speaks to each generation. Its story was once seen as that of a hero who commits an evil act and pays an enormous price. Recently, it has been applied to nations that overreach themselves and to modern alienation. The line is blurred between Macbeth's evil and his opponents' good, and there are new attitudes toward both witchcraft and gender.

This edition includes:
-Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
-Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
-Scene-by-scene plot summaries
-A key to the play's famous lines and phrases
-An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
-An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
-Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
-An up-to-date annotated guide to further reading

Essay by Susan Snyder

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Additional Information
Series Folger Shakespeare library (Series)
Subjects Macbeth, -- King of Scotland, -- active 11th century -- Drama.
Regicides -- Drama.
Scotland -- Kings and rulers -- Drama.
Tragedies (Drama)
Publisher New York :2013
Edition An updated edition.
Other Titles Macbeth
Contributors Mowat, Barbara A., editor.
Werstine, Paul, editor.
Language English
Notes "Includes detailed explanatory notes"--Spine.
Description liv, 249 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-246).
ISBN 9781451694727
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