Macbeth (Bilingual Edition)

Macbeth (Bilingual Edition)

by William Shakespeare

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Macbeth (Bilingual Edition) by William Shakespeare

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«¡Salud a ti, Macbeth! ¡Salud, barón de Glamis!

¡Salud a ti, Macbeth! ¡Salud, barón de Cáudor!

¡Salud a ti, Macbeth! Serás un día rey.»

La tragedia de Macbeth, un violento y sanguinario mapa de la ambición humana, empieza en el preciso instante en que las hermanas fatídicas le revelan el esplendoroso futuro que le aguarda. Sus palabras parecen un canto de sirena surgido de las profundidades del infierno, una seducción que cualquier hombre sensato desoiría. Pero cuando se cumple la primera predicción y el rey Duncan le nombra barón de Cáudor para recompensar su inteligencia y destreza en el campo de batalla, las dudas, la codicia y la obsesión se apoderan de Macbeth y de su ávida esposa.

Frente al magnífico texto original presentamos la versión rítmica de Agustín García Calvo, uno de los humanistas más destacados del panorama español. Asimismo, viene acompañadade una introducción de Carol Chillington Rutter, catedrática de literatura inglesa de la Universidad de Warwick.

Edición bilingüe. Versión de Agustín García Calvo.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Macbeth is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, and is considered one of his darkest and most powerful works. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfil the ambition for power.

The play is believed to have been written between 1599 and 1606, and is most commonly dated 1606. The earliest account of a performance of what was probably Shakespeare's play is the Summer of 1606, when Simon Forman recorded seeing such a play at the Globe Theatre. It was first published in the Folio of 1623, possibly from a prompt book. It was most likely written during the reign of James I, who had been James VI of Scotland before he succeeded to the English throne in 1603.

James was a patron of Shakespeare's acting company, and of all the plays Shakespeare wrote during James's reign, Macbeth most clearly reflects the playwright's relationship with the sovereign. Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy, and tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland.

Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia, and he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of arrogance, madness, and death. Shakespeare's source for the tragedy is the account of Macbeth, King of Scotland, Macduff, and Duncan in Holinshed's Chronicles (1587), a history of England, Scotland, and Ireland familiar to Shakespeare and his contemporaries, although the events in the play differ extensively from the history of the real Macbeth.

In recent scholarship, the events of the tragedy are usually associated more closely with the execution of Henry Garnett for complicity in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. In the backstage world of theatre, some believe that the play is cursed, and will not mention its title aloud, referring to it instead as "the Scottish play". Over the course of many centuries, the play has attracted some of the most renowned actors to the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. It has been adapted to film, television, opera, novels, comic books, and other media.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788491050421
Publisher: PRH Grupo Editorial
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,211,623
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Fue un dramaturgo, poeta y actor inglés. Conocido en ocasiones como el Bardo de Avon (o simplemente el Bardo), Shakespeare es considerado el escritor más importante en lengua inglesa y uno de los más célebres de la literatura universal. En el siglo XX, sus obras fueron adaptadas y redescubiertas en multitud de ocasiones por todo tipo de movimientos artísticos, intelectuales y de arte dramático. Las comedias y tragedias shakespearianas han sido traducidas a las principales lenguas, y constantemente son objeto de estudios y se representan en diversos contextos culturales y políticos de todo el mundo. Por otra parte, muchas de las citas y aforismos que salpican sus obras han pasado a formar parte del uso cotidiano, tanto en inglés como en otros idiomas. Y en lo personal, con el paso del tiempo, se ha especulado mucho sobre su vida, cuestionando su sexualidad, su filiación religiosa, e incluso la autoría de sus obras.

Date of Death:

2018

Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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