Macbeth: The State of Play

Macbeth: The State of Play

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Overview

A collection of newly commissioned essays on Macbeth, designed to showcase current debates and ideas surrounding the play from a range of international scholars.Key themes and approaches covered include The Text, History and Topicality, Current Critical perspectives and Adaptation and Afterlife.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781408159828
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/24/2014
Series: Arden Shakespeare The State of Play
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

The Series Editors are Professor Ann Thompson, King's College London and Professor Lena Orlin, Georgetown University. Ann Thompson is a Proffessor of English and Director of the London Shakespeare Centre, King's College London. She is a General Editor of the Arden Shakespeare Third Series. Lena Orlin is Chief Executive of the Shakespeare Association of America.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Ann Thompson

THE TEXT AND ITS STATUS
Notes and Queries Concerning the Text of Macbeth
Anthony B. Dawson

Dwelling 'in doubtful joy': Macbeth and the Aesthetics of Disappointment
Brett Gamboa

HISTORY AND TOPICALITY
Politic Bodies in Macbeth
Dermot Cavanagh

'To crown my thoughts with acts': Prophecy and Prescription in Macbeth
Debapriya Sarkar

Lady Macbeth, First Ladies and the Arab Spring: The Performance of Power on the Twenty-First Century Stage
Kevin A. Quarmby

CRITICAL APPROACHES AND CLOSE READING
'A walking shadow': Place, Perception and Disorientation in Macbeth
Darlene Farabee

Cookery and Witchcraft in Macbeth
Geraldo U. de Sousa

The Language of Macbeth
Jonathan Hope and Michael Witmore

ADAPTATION AND AFTERLIFE

The Shapes of Macbeth: The Staged Text
Sandra Clark

Raising the Violence while Lowering the Stakes: Geoffrey Wright's Screen Adaptation of Macbeth
Philippa Sheppard

The Butcher and the Text: Adaptation, Theatricality and the 'Shakespea(Re)-Told' Macbeth
Ramona Wray

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