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The Tragedy of Macbeth

Shakespeare, William

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Tragedy of Macbeth
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Each edition includes: * Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play * Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play * Scene-by-scene plot summaries * A key to famous lines and phrases * An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language * An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play * Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books Essay by Susan Snyder The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

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Publisher: New York :, London ;, Toronto ;, Sydney ;, New Delhi :, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks,, 2013
Edition: Updated edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 0743477103
9780743477109
Branch Call Number: 822.33 S3mw 2013
Characteristics: liv, 249 pages :,illustrations ;,18 cm
Additional Contributors: Werstine, Paul
Mowat, Barbara A.
Alternate Title: Macbeth

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Shakespeare tackles this age old question: What will you do to get what you want?


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Feb 11, 2015

This book was f***ing AWFUL.

Jan 04, 2015
  • becker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

So few of us get to enjoy the actual stories of Shakespeare's plays because we are so pre-occupied with trying to understand them. This extremely well written book is the answer to that. The authors take some small liberties with the story line which only enhance the enjoyment of the book. It is dramatic, dark and atmospheric.

Jul 12, 2012
  • Sarah1984 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Thought this was a great way to read Shakespeare. I read the play in high school but due to the complicated language most of the plot and dialogue went right over my head. If asked what happened in the play I wouldn't have been able to say much more than that there were three witches and Lady Macbeth said the line "Out damn spot." I didn't even know that the play is based on some fact (Macbeth, King Duncan, Banquo et al were real as were some of their actions). Highly recommend this to anyone who wishes they'd paid more attention to Shakespeare during school. I hope the authors do novels for some of the other Shakespeare plays.

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Jul 18, 2014
  • jokafor98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Why should I play the Roman fool and die on mine own sword? Whiles I see lives, the gashes do better upon them."
- Macbeth in Act 5 Scene 8 on lines 1-3

Jul 18, 2014
  • jokafor98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Why should I play the Roman fool and die on mine own sword? Whiles I see lives, the gashes do better upon them."
- Macbeth in Act 5 Scene 8 on lines 1-3

Jun 13, 2008
  • ladytigressa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Nought's had, all's spent,
Where our desire is got without content.

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Jul 18, 2014
  • jokafor98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Macbeth by William Shakespeare is a novel that depicts the life of a man named Macbeth who is given a prophecy that sets him on a path he cannot escape. He is given the prophecy that he will become king by three witches. He is overcome by this prophecy and does a terrible deed to expedite the process. That action he took set him on a path of no return filled with sorrow and sadness.

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