Macbeth

Macbeth

by William Shakespeare
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Macbeth by William Shakespeare

"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who understand that these are plays for performance as well as great texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart)

The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series, which has sold more than four million copies, is now completely revised and repackaged.

Each volume features:
* Authoritative, reliable texts
* High quality introductions and notes
* New, more readable trade trim size
* An essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's life and the selection of texts

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412171557
Publisher: eBooksLib
Publication date: 04/21/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 216 KB

About the Author

William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England’s Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children—an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare’s working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death.

Barbara A. Mowat is Director of Research emerita at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Consulting Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare’s Romances and of essays on Shakespeare’s plays and their editing.

Paul Werstine is Professor of English at the Graduate School and at King’s University College at Western University. He is a general editor of the New Variorum Shakespeare and author of Early Modern Playhouse Manuscripts and the Editing of Shakespeare and of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare’s plays.

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Macbeth 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 381 reviews.
bookanator More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
tintoretto More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Macbeth, written by playwright William Shakespeare, is a tragedy that takes the audience into the realities of a weak human mind. Macbeth, Thane of Glamis, is prophesied to soon become to the Thane of Cawdor and eventually the King of Scotland by the three ominous Weird Sisters. When Lady Macbeth gets word of this, she decides the only way Macbeth can get to that stance in society is through the acts of murder. Lady Macbeth uses her imperious hold over the feeble-minded Macbeth to convince him to kill the Thane of Cawdor and King Duncan. With each murder, Macbeth loses more of the traits that make him human. He stops smiling, stops eating, stops sleeping, and becomes a sardonic version of the king before him. With the all of the suspicious murders, noble Macduff raises an army to kill Macbeth and reclaim Scotland. Macbeth remains stiff, as the Weird Sisters prophesied to him that he cannot be killed by a man born of a woman. Lady Macbeth kills herself from her sudden grief and we see a shift in Macbeth’s character. When he discovers Macduff was born by c-section instead of naturally, Macbeth sees this entire time he has been living for a prophecy out to destroy him. Macduff kills Macbeth and claims the title King of Scotland.     Personally, I was disappointed in Macbeth’s actions. In Act One Scene Five Macbeth professed his beliefs that murder was a cowardly action, yet the strong-minded Lady Macbeth convinces him into murder. I watched as, throughout the book, Macbeth started losing more and more of his humanity while Lady Macbeth and the witches stood above him in a daunting manner. It was an intriguing read. I would recommend this play to anyone who follows trends because they think it will make them ‘cool’. If you allow yourself to be controlled by society, or even one person, where will that lead you too later in life? While you’re reading Macbeth, heavily contemplate the repercussions of being peer pressured into doing something you do not wish to do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This dosn't tell us any thing about the book, and you all sound stupid. REALLY STUPID. Talk or text each other. Your not cats.
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Sashays in.
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Seven laid on the moss padding of Orpheus' den. Her ember eyes remained closed as she now entered her third day of slumber. Cobwebs covered just abour her entire right side, due to a badger attack. One of her ears was almost completely ripped off, although cobwebs made the grusome sight a bit more bareable to the faint of heart. It was estimated in a few hours, Orpheus would need to change out her cobwebs.
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Why are none of these legitimate reviews for Shakespeare's Macbeth?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is everyone talking like cats? What book? Why are you guys doing this? Is this a club? ANSWER PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ARE PRETENDING THAT THEY ARE CATS AND ARE IN CLANS OR SOMETHING??? IT IS REALLY DUMB !!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It wont load at all for me. I had purchased other books andnthey loaded fine but not Macbeth.
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So is this a club or what if it is can anyone join and do you have to know about the book or story or whatever it is
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Leaves camp.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
jinx to anyone~ I broke my nook and I wont be buying a new one anytime soon because I currently have $0. can someone please go to tale of unrest and tell the cats there? pppppplllleeeeaaaaassseee