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MacBeth: A Guide to the Text and its Theatrical Life (Shakespeare Handbooks Series)
     

MacBeth: A Guide to the Text and its Theatrical Life (Shakespeare Handbooks Series)

by John Russell Brown, John Russell Brown (Editor)
 

This Handbook guides readers of Macbeth through the text, showing how the dialogue can come alive in performance and what needs to happen on stage. This central feature is preceded by an account of the play's first publication, early performances and the probable additions to an original version. It is followed by an introduction to the social and cultural

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This Handbook guides readers of Macbeth through the text, showing how the dialogue can come alive in performance and what needs to happen on stage. This central feature is preceded by an account of the play's first publication, early performances and the probable additions to an original version. It is followed by an introduction to the social and cultural context for the play's composition, that uses quotations from contemporary works and extracts from Shakespeare's sources. Studies of landmark productions and films, together with a wide sampling of critical writings, complete an innovative and instructive guide to this truly awesome tragedy.

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"Written with both grace and authority, this Handbook provides a clear sense of the performative possibilities of the text."--Robert Shaughnessy, University of Kent
"A very useful guide for students, offering a strong grasp of the play's theatrical production."--Rene Weis, University College London
"A valuable resource."--D. J. Hopkins, Washington University in St. Louis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403920935
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/17/2005
Series:
Shakespeare Handbooks Series
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 7.28(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

John Russell Brown is Professor of Theatre at Middlesex University.

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