Macbethby Harold Bloom
Pub. Date: 12/28/2008
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
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 that ultimately spells his doom.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Macbeth in legend, Macbeth in history; Macbeth in the mind; Macbeth in performance; Macbeth in the mind and in performance; Recent performances and adaptations; Note on the text; List of characters; THE PLAY; Supplementary notes; Textual analysis; Appendixes:
1. Casting Macbeth;
2. Additional text and music;
3. Relineation of the Folio; Reading list.
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