"The explosive and overwhelming effect of a truck bomb...this horrific, riveting Macbeth ought to be seen by as many people as possible." Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
Macbeth: The DVD Editionby William Shakespeare
Macbeth: The DVD Edition includes everything you've come to expect from the Folger Shakespeare Library editions of Shakespeare's plays facing-page explanatory notes, scene-by-scene plot summaries, illustrations from the Folger archives combined here with a bonus DVD of a performance of Macbeth recorded before a rapt audience in the/i>/i>… See more details below
Macbeth: The DVD Edition includes everything you've come to expect from the Folger Shakespeare Library editions of Shakespeare's plays facing-page explanatory notes, scene-by-scene plot summaries, illustrations from the Folger archives combined here with a bonus DVD of a performance of Macbeth recorded before a rapt audience in the Folger's intimate Elizabethan Theatre. Conceived and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner, this acclaimed production showcases the inventive magic of Teller, who, with Posner, contributes a new foreword to this edition, writing about their vision of the play as a "supernatural horror thriller." Macbeth: The DVD Edition is the perfect volume for those encountering the play for the first time and for those finding brilliant new insights into a classic.
THIS DVD EDITION INCLUDES:
DVD of the 2008 Folger Theatre/Two River Theater Company production with over 50 minutes of special features, including interviews with the directors, actors, designers, and scholars
Foreword by directors Teller and Aaron Posner on the staging of Macbeth
Freshly edited text based on the 1623 First Folio
Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
A key to the play's famous lines and phrases
An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language in Macbeth
Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
An essay by Susan Snyder that provides a modern perspective on the play
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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.
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.
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.