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Macbeth / Edition 2
     

Macbeth / Edition 2

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by William Shakespeare, Robert S. Miola
 

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ISBN-10: 0393923266

ISBN-13: 9780393923261

Pub. Date: 11/15/2013

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

A tragedy that evokes both pity and terror—now in a thoroughly revised and updated Norton Critical Edition.
The Norton Critical Edition is again based on the First Folio (1623), the only authoritative text of the play. The volume includes a revised introduction and new annotations and textual notes.
The Second Edition also includes the innovative

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A tragedy that evokes both pity and terror—now in a thoroughly revised and updated Norton Critical Edition.
The Norton Critical Edition is again based on the First Folio (1623), the only authoritative text of the play. The volume includes a revised introduction and new annotations and textual notes.
The Second Edition also includes the innovative feature “The Actors’ Gallery,” which presents famous actors and actresses—among them David Garrick, Sarah Siddons, Ian McKellen, Hira Mikijirô, Patrick Stewart, and Kate Fleetwood—reflecting on their roles in major productions of Macbeth for stage and screen.
“Sources and Contexts” provides readers with an understanding of Macbeth’s origins in earlier texts, specifically the works of the Roman playwright Seneca, the Tudor historian Raphael Holinshed, and the medieval drama The Slaughter of the Innocents and the Death of Herod. Contexts for the play include contemporary debates on predestination versus free will (Martin Luther versus Erasmus), witchcraft as fiction or fact (Reginald Scott versus King James I), the ethics of regicide (an Elizabethan homily versus Jan de Mariana, S.J.), and the ethics of equivocation (Henry Garnet, S.J., versus—new to the Second Edition—Sir Edward Coke).
Eight carefully chosen essays represent four hundred years of critical and theatrical interpretation. Contributors include Simon Forman, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey, Harry Levin, Stephen Orgel, Peter Holland, and, presenting the latest arguments on the authorship controversy, Gary Taylor. Finally, an engaging new selection of Macbeth’s “Afterlives” includes excerpts from Giuseppi Verdi’s Macbeth and related letters, Eugene Ionesco’s Macbett (1972), Bill Cain’s Equivocation (2009), and more.
This edition also provides a list of online and print resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393923261
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/15/2013
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
220,395
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Macbeth - William Shakespeare - Edited by Sylvan Barnet Samuel Johnson: Macbeth
A. C. Bradley: From Shakespearean Tragedy
Elmer Edgar Stoll: Source and Motive in 'Macbeth' and 'Othello'
Cleanth Brooks: The Naked Babe and the Cloak of Manliness
Mary MacCarthy: General Macbeth
Joan Larsen Klein: Lady Macbeth: 'Infirm of Purpose'
Sylvan Barnet: 'Macbeth' on the Stage and Screen

NEWLY ADDED ESSAYS:
Alan Sinfield: 'Macbeth': History, Ideology, and Intellectuals

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Macbeth 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its an amazing tragedy that is presented very well. There are stage notes as well, so you can get a good image of the action onstage.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of my all time favorites that Shakespeare had ever written!!! Eventhough there is a lot of killing, the story is really good. I thought that it would be like Julius Ceasar, but it wasn't. I really enjoyed it.
tanner14 More than 1 year ago
Macbeth is basically a tragedy about a man that kills a man with a small little dagger. The name of the man that he kills is named Duncan. The man that he has someone else kill is named Banquo. After the person kills Banquo he can't ever stop thinking about the death of him. It haunts him like no other and finally he can't take it no more. The parallel is a negative resource because I think it confuses a lot of people and a lot of people don't know what the heck it is even saying. It can also be used as a positive way because if your teacher wants you to read the Shakespeare then bam it are right there. But like again a lot of people don't even know how to read the Shakespeare version but if you look on the other page the regular version is there so it's pretty nice.