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Macbeth (Sourcebooks Shakespeare Series)

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by William Shakespeare, David Bevington, William Proctor Williams
 

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ISBN-10: 1402206887

ISBN-13: 9781402206887

Pub. Date: 08/01/2006

Publisher: Sourcebooks

The Sourcebooks Shakespeare Edition of Macbeth features an integrated audio CD with 26 classic performances by different actors throughout the twentieth century, narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi. Detailed essays, commentary and photos accompany our newly edited text of the play with insights from a noted Shakespeare scholar.

Hear 14 classic scenes including:
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The Sourcebooks Shakespeare Edition of Macbeth features an integrated audio CD with 26 classic performances by different actors throughout the twentieth century, narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi. Detailed essays, commentary and photos accompany our newly edited text of the play with insights from a noted Shakespeare scholar.

Hear 14 classic scenes including:
—Orson Welles and Sir Alec Guinness, both as Macbeth
—Harriet Walter and Fiona Shaw, both as Lady Macbeth
—David Tennant as the Porter

See images from notable productions:
—Trevor Nunn's 1976 RSC production with Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench
—Roman Polanski's 1971 film
—Michael Kahn's 2004 production at the Shakespeare Theatre Company
—Costume and set renderings from the 1937-38 production at the Old Vic starring Laurence Olivier and Judith Anderson

Read essays and commentary with insights from:
—Gregory Doran, Chief Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company on Shakespeare in performance
—Douglas Lanier, editor of Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture on Macbeth as inspiration for contemporary media
—Text editor William P. Williams, 2003-04 Hinman Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library, on productions of Shakespeare throughout history

Additional essays dissect a contemporary performance, offer a modern cast's insights into their characters, and uncover the history of Shakespeare's world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402206887
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Series:
Sourcebooks Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.99(d)

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Table of Contents

On the CD

Notes from the Series Editors

In Production: Macbeth through the Years, by William P. Williams

As Performed by Gregory Doran

Macbeth and Pop Culture, by Douglas Lanier

Macbeth BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, edited by William P. Williams

The Cast Speaks: The 2004 Shakespeare Theatre Company by Marie Macaisa

A Voice Coach's Perspective on Speaking Shakespeare:
Keeping Shakespeare Practical, by Andrew Wade

In the Age of Shakespeareby Thomas Garvey

Acknowledgments
Audio Credits
Photo Credits
About the Contributors

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