In a thorough reconsideration of one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, the author treats such celebrated issues as whether the Witches actually compel Macbeth to murder and whether Lady Macbeth is herself a witch. An extensive, well-illustrated account of the play in performance examines several cinematic versions, such as those by Kurosawa and Roman Polanski, along with other dramatic adaptations. Illus.
This extensively annotated edition offers a thorough reconsideration of Shakespeareâ€™s popular tragedy.
1. Introduction (Macbeth in legend, Macbeth in history, Macbeth in the mind, Macbeth in performance, Macbeth in the mind and in performance); 2. Note on the text; 3. List of characters; 4. The play; 5. Supplementary notes; 6. Textual analysis; 7. Appendixes (1: Casting Macbeth; 2. Additional text and music; 3. Relineation of the Folio); 8. Reading list.
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