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Tragedy of Macbeth

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ISBN-10: 0198321465

ISBN-13: 9780198321460

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: William Shakespeare, Roma Gill

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Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed edition especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. In this edition of Macbeth, illustrations have been extended and updated; the preliminary notes have been expanded; reading lists have been updated, and include websites; and the classroom notes have been brought in line with recent practice. Macbeth is a set text for 11-14 year olds in England and remains the most accessible and popular of Shakespeare's plays for secondary students the world over.
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

List of illustrations
List of abbreviations and conventions
Macbeth in legend, Macbeth in history
Topical Macbeth
Occasional Macbeth
Macbeth in the mind
Succession, time, and families
Master of his time: 'doubly redoubled strokes'
Prospect of belief: witches, women, and mediated knowledge
'What do you mean?': the languages of Macbeth
Macbeth in performance
Performance and adaptation before 1800
Later stagings and versions
Further variations: Kurosawa, Polanski, Ninagawa
Macbeth in the mind and in performance: Act 4, Scene 3
Recent performances and adaptations
Macbeth filmed
Recent criticism and scholarship
Macbeth in its time and just after
Macbeth since about 1700
Note on the text
Note on the Commentary
List of characters
The Play
Supplementary notes
Textual analysis
Casting Macbeth
Additional text and music
Relineation of the Folio
Reading list