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The Tragedy of Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library)

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ISBN13: 9780743477109
ISBN10: 0743477103
Condition: Standard
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The Folger Shakespeare Library offers the definitive, updated edition of Macbeth, with newly edited text, explanatory notes, scene summaries, and more.

Macbeth, one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, is among the most powerful and influential tragedies in the English language. Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, Macbeth murders the king in order to succeed to the throne. Tortured by his conscience and fearful of discovery, he becomes fatally enmeshed in a web of treachery and deceit.

This authoritative edition of Macbeth features:

· Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play

· Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play

· Scene-by-scene plot summaries

· A key to famous lines and phrases

· An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language

· Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books

· An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

Synopsis:

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

Barbara A. Mowat is Director of Academic Programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, Chair of the Folger Institute, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare's Romances and of essays on Shakespeare's plays and on the editing of the plays.

Paul Werstine is Professor of English at King's College and the Graduate School of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare's plays and was Associate Editor of the annual Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England from 1980 to 1989.

Synopsis:

Each edition includes:

• Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play

• Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play

• Scene-by-scene plot summaries

• A key to famous lines and phrases

• An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language

• An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

• Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

Essay by Susan Snyder

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

Synopsis:

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About the Author

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger Shakespeare Library offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

Barbara A. Mowat is Director of Academic Programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, Chair of the Folger Institute, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare's Romances and of essays on Shakespeare's plays and on the editing of the plays.

Paul Werstine is Professor of English at King's College and the Graduate School of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare's plays and was Associate Editor of the annual Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England from 1980 to 1989.

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cassandra.m.harris, August 17, 2012 (view all comments by cassandra.m.harris)
I absolutely love Shakespeare. The Tragedy of Macbeth was the second or third work I had read by Shakespeare. It was by far, so far, my favorite creation of his. The good thing about Macbeth is it will always be "in style", no matter how long Shakespeare has been dead, no matter if the way of literature changes. Macbeth is a great piece of work and I recommend everyone give it a go. If you're really interested, it's an enjoyable piece to read. Very captivating.
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Lucy Black, August 28, 2009 (view all comments by Lucy Black)
Everyone should read Macbeth, at least once if not over and over again. It is one of the most well-written, most produced, and most loved of Shakespeare’s plays. The title character as well as the infamous Lady Macbeth, continue to be referenced as symbols of “evil ambition,” making this play relevant to readers of modern literature, as well as to everyone who just loves some Elizabethan drama. This is hands down my favourite of the Great Bard’s works, and I cannot recommend it too highly.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743477109
Editor:
Mowat, Barbara A.
Editor:
Werstine, Paul
Editor:
Mowat, Barbara A.
Editor:
Werstine, Paul
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Kings and rulers
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Macbeth
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Subject:
William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banquo, Macduff, Three Witches, the Scottish Play, out damned spot, double, double toil and trouble, tragedy, play
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Folger Shakespeare Library
Series Volume:
v. 1
Publication Date:
July 2003
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illustrations t/o
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 4.69 oz

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Product details 304 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780743477109 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

Barbara A. Mowat is Director of Academic Programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, Chair of the Folger Institute, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare's Romances and of essays on Shakespeare's plays and on the editing of the plays.

Paul Werstine is Professor of English at King's College and the Graduate School of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare's plays and was Associate Editor of the annual Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England from 1980 to 1989.

"Synopsis" by , Each edition includes:

• Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play

• Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play

• Scene-by-scene plot summaries

• A key to famous lines and phrases

• An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language

• An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

• Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

Essay by Susan Snyder

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

"Synopsis" by , andlt;Iandgt;Each edition includes:andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; and#149; Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play andlt;BRandgt; and#149; Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play andlt;BRandgt; and#149; Scene-by-scene plot summaries andlt;BRandgt; and#149; A key to famous lines and phrases andlt;BRandgt; and#149; An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language andlt;BRandgt; and#149; An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play andlt;BRandgt; and#149; Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Essay byandlt;/Iandgt; Susan Snyder andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.
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