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"The explosive and overwhelming effect of a truck bomb...this horrific, riveting "Macbeth" ought to be seen by as many people as possible." -- Terry Teachout, "The Wall Street Journal"
One of the great Shakespearean tragedies, Macbeth is a dark and bloody drama of ambition, murder, guilt, and revenge. Prompted by the prophecies of three mysterious witches and goaded by his ambitious wife, the Scottish thane Macbeth murders Duncan, King of Scotland, in order to succeed him on the throne. This foul deed soon entangles the conscience-stricken nobleman in a web of treachery, deceit, and more murders, which ultimately spells his doom. Set amid the gloomy castles and lonely heaths of medieval Scotland, Macbeth paints a striking dramatic portrait of a man of honor and integrity destroyed by a fatal character flaw and the tortures of a guilty imagination.
For $5, this is a pretty good find, but if you are not already well-versed in Shakespearean English, or you are purchasing this version to use with a class of students, don't... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Grace MacMillan
i am beyond please with this book. i was having a hard time with the original writings but this made it easier to understand and appreciate the writings of Shakespeare. Read morePublished 17 months ago by karri
I used this as a companion to the script in the rehearsal for a professional theatre production. Very helpful and informative during those times when actors and the director need... Read morePublished 18 months ago by libragal
Basically just a translation from old English to modern English. I don't like the overall design. (which doesn't really matter) It's helpful when you are having problem dealing... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jason
If you are a student, this version of Macbeth is very helpful because it has the original text of the play, but also in the margins are explinations about what Shakespeare is... Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2013 by DreamerReader
A must read for fans of Shakespeare. A great version of a great story. It has footnotes to explain esoteric vocabulary.Published on July 25 2010 by B. Serene
this is an amazing guide. i started reading this in class, when one of my friends got this book. she recommended it to me, and i got it. Read morePublished on May 9 2004
I won't even attempt to critique Shakespeare's work, as some have done here. I'm not reviewing MacBeth, but this particular version of it. Read morePublished on March 28 2004