Macbeth [NOOK Book]

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Macbeth is among the best-known of William Shakespeare's plays, and is his shortest tragedy, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606. It is frequently performed at both amateur and professional levels, and has been adapted for opera, film, books, stage and screen. Often regarded as archetypal, the play tells of the dangers of the lust for power and the betrayal of friends. For the plot Shakespeare drew loosely on the historical account of King Macbeth of Scotland by Raphael Holinshed and that by the ...
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Macbeth

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Overview

Macbeth is among the best-known of William Shakespeare's plays, and is his shortest tragedy, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606. It is frequently performed at both amateur and professional levels, and has been adapted for opera, film, books, stage and screen. Often regarded as archetypal, the play tells of the dangers of the lust for power and the betrayal of friends. For the plot Shakespeare drew loosely on the historical account of King Macbeth of Scotland by Raphael Holinshed and that by the Scottish philosopher Hector Boece. There are many superstitions centred on the belief the play is somehow "cursed", and many actors will not mention the name of the play aloud, referring to it instead as "The Scottish play". (From Wikipedia)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016221878
  • Publisher: Wishland Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/7/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 942 KB

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  • Posted February 10, 2011

    recommended

    I loved ithis one . It had stage notes inaddtion to the play. This was the first play I'd read and it is still one of my favorites.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2006

    Outstanding Recording

    I am an English teacher. I don't know how I would have survived without this audio-recording. It is wonderful! Love Lady Macbeth's Scottish accent!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Another nice play by shakespeare

    Nice book

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2010

    An excellent edition at a great price - incl background material and annotations

    This is a steal for $2. It's not the bare-bones edition you'd expect for this price - it gives the reader a generous amount of additional material on the play, as well as historical background on the life and times of Shakespeare. The formatting is excellent, and the annotations are surprisingly thorough for a budget edition. Highly recommended.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2011

    taking a class on mabeth

    love the storyy

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2003

    Wonderful Literature

    As a senior of a high school and strong emphasis on literature, I have personally read Macbeth and found it to be of great dramatized action. It defines many points to human nature and consequences to evil doings. In addition to the lessons that can be learned from Macbeth, it is great literature. It contains many motifs, symbols, and themes such as the theme of unchecked ambition. This book is great for the strong intellectual to the teen-age ambition to read violent and entertaining text but with actually lessons that can teach and grow in the minds of all young.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2002

    A TEACHER'S DREAM COME TRUE

    This particular publication of Macbeth is the best thing that's ever happened to my curriculum. I teach this particular Shakespeare play in my sophomore English classes, along with Much Ado About Nothing...my favorite comedy! The fact that the left-hand side of the page contains notes, definitions is invaluable to me as a teacher (saves time from having to explain EVERY SINGLE WORD) and makes the student feel more capable of digesting Shakespeare's language. The introductory notes on Shakespeare's life, the theater, his language, wordplay are all invaluable tools to use in teaching. I now only use this version to teach all Shakespeare plays. Bravo!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2001

    Shakespeare's Best!

    In my senior English class, we are currently reading this, and I seem to be the only person in the entire class who is enthusiastic. To me, this one from Shakespeare is much more easier to understand. A person may think the withches are evil, but the real villain is the diabolique, Lady Macbeth. Her soliloquies are of absolute brilliance and I love the way she makes Macbeth the way he is. What a sap!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Redd

    Bored. Gtg. So does the kits i rp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Silverfur

    "Hi alley"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Toxin

    The Revolution has done barely anything to help us. It is a loss I can afford. Your gonna tattle to mommy and daddy because the mean cat at BloodClan said mean things and you don't like it? *he says in a pitiful voice* Pathetic... I still have neutral feelings to you Ferns, lets not ruin that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Soulless

    Pads in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Silverfur

    Ill try it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Ferns

    She looked at silverfang warily. "Unactive...its quite unusual." ((Its school. Keeoing everyone busy... gr.))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Striking to Ferns

    NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP! NEVER GONNA LET YOU DOWN! NEVER GONNA RUN AROUND AND DESERT YOU!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    To Rick Astley

    NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP! NEVER GONNA BRING YOU DOWN! NEVER GONNA RUN AROUND AND DESERT YOU!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Mysterypaw

    Pads in. #bowtoyoursensei

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Shypelt

    Did ypu already give birth?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    What the...

    Go to "warriors" result two. It's talking about something like stop RP

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Platinum

    Oh jeez.

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