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Tragedy of Macbeth

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ISBN-10: 052186240X

ISBN-13: 9780521862400

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: William Shakespeare, A. R. Braunmuller

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This is the most extensively annotated edition of Macbeth currently available, offering a thorough reconsideration of one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. A full and accessible updated introduction studies the immediate theatrical and political contexts of Macbeth's composition, especially the Gunpowder Plot and the contemporary account of an early performance at the Globe. It treats such issues as whether the Witches compel Macbeth to murder; whether Lady Macbeth is herself in some sense a witch; whether Banquo is Macbeth's accomplice in crime; and what criticism is levelled against Macduff. Several possible new sources are suggested, and the presence of Thomas Middleton's writing in…    
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Book details

List price: $76.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/27/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.386

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