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However, the play is clearly far more than a piece of royal entertainment. It is also a fast-moving and dramatically satisfying piece of theatre. Macbeth's existential struggle between loyalty to his King and his "Vaulting ambition" is fascinating to watch, as his is struggle with Lady Macbeth, and her own terrifying refusal of her maternal role. The play shows an intensification of Shakespeare's interest in mothers and their effect upon ruling masculinity, and also contains some of the most memorable speeches in the entire canon, including Macbeth's reflections that ultimately life "is a tale / Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing". --Jerry Brotton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have read "The Scottish Play," a few times, but wanted a Kindle version. This was a great choice. Included with the play, are papers explaining different aspects, vocabulary and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Chere Schwindt
This is second series Arden and notes are not as complete or interesting as I expect to find when third series Macbeth is published.Published 17 months ago by John
This is one of Shakespeare's plays I have liked best so far (I still have several ones left to read), along with Hamlet, King Lear and Julius Caesar. Read morePublished on Sept. 4 2003 by Guillermo Maynez
Oxford's Macbeth was hard to read although foot notes were supplied. The language don't make sense and therefore is hard to make any sense of the story. Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2002
This play is my favorite of all the Shakespeare plays I have read, which is only 5 or so, but still, I love it. Read morePublished on June 6 2001 by "sillysparkles"
These comments are primarily about the New Penguin Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', rather than the play proper. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2001 by James R. Mccall
a tragic story of death and betrail. A great play to watch, read, and perform. Read this play!Published on Aug. 7 2000
I read Macbeth a little while ago, and realized that it mirrored modern-day life a little too well. We have all known a Macbeth, who backstabs Banquo at the height of his power, or... Read morePublished on March 10 2000 by Mike Kushnir