Macbeth: Texts and Contexts (Bedford Shakespeare Series) / Edition 1
  • Macbeth: Texts and Contexts (Bedford Shakespeare Series) / Edition 1
  • Macbeth: Texts and Contexts (Bedford Shakespeare Series) / Edition 1

Macbeth: Texts and Contexts (Bedford Shakespeare Series) / Edition 1

by William Shakespeare
     
 

This teaching edition of Shakespeare’s Macbeth reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by six sets of primary documents and illustrations thematically arranged to offer a richly textured understanding of early modern culture and Shakespeare’s work within that culture. The texts include facsimiles of period documents, excerpts from

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Overview

This teaching edition of Shakespeare’s Macbeth reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by six sets of primary documents and illustrations thematically arranged to offer a richly textured understanding of early modern culture and Shakespeare’s work within that culture. The texts include facsimiles of period documents, excerpts from King James’s writings on politics, contemporary writings on the nature of kingship and tyrannicide, Puritan and Catholic tracts, conduct book literature, and contemporary witchcraft pamphlets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312144548
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Bedford Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
394
Sales rank:
358,165
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

About the Series
About This Volume
List of Illustrations

Introduction

PART ONE: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, MACBETH (EDITED BY DAVID BEVINGTON)

PART TWO: CULTURAL CONTEXTS

1. Representations of Macbeth
Early Narratives
John Major, From A History of Greater Britain
George Buchanan, From History of Scotland
Raphael Holinshed, From The Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland
The Cultural Afterlife of Shakespeare's Macbeth
Simon Forman, From Book of Plays
Thomas Middleton, From The Witch
From "The Story of Macbeth," in A Collection of Divers and Remarkable Stories
Sir William Davenant, From Macbeth, A Tragedy
Thomas Duffett, Epilogue to The Empress of Morocco

2. Discourses of Sovereignty
The Succession Controversy
R. Doleman [Robert Parsons], From A Conference about the Next Succession to the Crown of England
Henry Constable, From A Discovery of a Counterfeit Conference
Sir John Hayward, From An Answer to the First Part of a Certain Conference
From Succession Act
The Jacobean Theory of Kingship
King James I, From Basilikon Doron
King James I, From The True Law of Free Monarchies
King James I, From A Speech to the Lords and Commons of the Parliament at Whitehall
Sir Robert Filmer, From Patriarcha: Or the Natural Power of Kings
Royal Charisma and the King's Touch
William Tooker, From The Divine Power or Gift of Healing
William Clowes, From A Right Fruitful and Approved Treatise
John Howson, From A Sermon Preached at St. Mary's in Oxford, the 17. Day of November, 1602

3. Treason and Resistance
Resistance in Theory
John Ponet, From A Short Treatise of Politic Power
From An Homily against Disobedience and Willfull Rebellion
George Buchanan, From The Powers of the Crown in Scotland
Philippe du Plessis Mornay, From A Defense of Liberty against Tyrants
Resistance in Action
Nicolo Molin, Reports to the Doge and Senate
King James I, From A Speech to Parliament
Equivocation
Sir Edward Coke, From Speech at the Trial of Father Henry Garnet
Henry Garnet, From A Treatise of Equivocation
Robert Parsons, From A Treatise Tending to Mitigation towards Catholic Subjects in England

4. The Cultural Construction of Scotland
William Harrison, From The Description of Scotland
William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act I, Scene 2
Sir Thomas Craig, From A Treatise on the Union of the British Realms
Fynes Moryson, From An Itinerary
Sir Anthony Weldon, From A Perfect Description of the People and Country of Scotland
John Taylor, From The Penniless Pilgrimage, Or the Moneyless Perambulation

5. Witchcraft and Prophecy
Discourses of Witchcraft
Reginald Scot, From The Discovery of Witchcraft
George Gifford, From A Dialogue Concerning Witches and Witchcrafts
News from Scotland
King James I, From Daemonology, In Form of a Dialogue
An Act against Conjuration, Witchcraft, and Dealing with Evil and Wicked Spirits
Prophecy
From An Act against Fond and Fantastical Prophecies
Henry Howard, From A Defensative against the Poison of Supposed Prophecies
Reginald Scot, From The Discovery of Witchcraft
William Perkins, From A Discourse of the Damned Art of Witchcraft
Michel de Montaigne, From Of Prognostications
Francis Bacon, From Of Prophecies

6. Discources of the Feminine
Reginald Scot, From The Discovery of Witchcraft
Philip Barrough, From The Method of Physic
Edmund Jorden, From A Brief Discourse of a Disease Called the Suffocation of the Mother
John Sadler, From The Sick Woman's Private Looking-Glass
Helkiah Crooke,, From Microcosmographia: A Description of the Body of Man
Elizabeth Clinton, From The Countess of Lincoln's Nursery
James Guillimeau, From Childbirth, Or the Happy Delivery of Women

Bibliography

Index

ILLUSTRATIONS
1. Genealogy of the Kings of England and Scotland at the Time of the Play
2. The English Succession
3. The Scottish Succession
4. Genealogy og the Scottish Descent from Banquo by John Leslie
5. "Sergeant at Arms, Slain by Rebels," Woodcut from Raphael Holinshed's Cronicles, 1577
6. "Macdonwald Slayeth His Wife and Children, and Lastly Himself," Woodcut from Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles
7. "Macbeth, Banquo, and the Three Weird Sisters," Woodcut from Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles
8. "Macbeth Upsurpeth ther Crown, ," Woodcut from Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles
9. Genealogy of the Contemporary Scottish Decent by John Leslie
10. Genealogy of the English Decent by Robert Parsons
11. King James VI and I in 1605, Attributed to John de Critz the Elder
12. Page in James's Handwriting from the Manuscript of Basilikon Doron
13. Frontispiece to the Collected Works of King James, 1616
14. Frontispiece to Mischief's Murphy, John Vicar's 1617 Account of the Gunpowder Plot
15. Key Gunpowder Plot Conspirators and Their Fates, from a Dutch Engraving
16. England Buffeted by Enemies, from John Vicars's Mischief's Mystery
17. "The Execution of the Gunpowder Plot Conspirators," a Print by Nicholas de Visscher
18. Map of Scotland, from John Speed's The Theatre of the Empire of Greart Britain, 1611-12
19. "The True Picture of One Pict," from Thomas Hariot's A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia,1590
20. "The True Pictures of a Woman Pict," from Thomas Hariot's A Brief and true Report of the New Found Land of Virginia
21. Incidents from News from Scotland, 1591
22. James Interrogated the Witches, Woodcut from News from Scotland
23. Scenes from Doctor Fian's Life, Woodcut from News from Scotland
24. "Cure" for Womb Disease, from Helkiah Crooke's Microcosmographia, 1615
25. Frontipiece to John John Sandler, The Sick Woman's Private Looking Glass, 1636
26. Title Page to Helkiah Crooke's Microcosmographia
27. Female Reproductive Organs, From Jacob Rueff's The Expert Midwife, 1637

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