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Shakespeare in Production: Macbeth

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This is a detailed account of the theatre history of Shakespeare's Macbeth from 1607 to the present day. The shortest of the tragedies, Macbeth is compressed, complex and ambiguous and has been variously interpreted. The Introduction describes major productions and performers including David Garrick, Sarah Siddons, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry and Laurence Olivier. Sarah Siddons, the greatest Lady Macbeth, portrayed her as a ruthlessly ambitious woman who dominated her husband. Irving, on the other hand, saw Macbeth as 'a bloody-minded villain', unlike his wife, played by Ellen Terry, who was gentle and devoted. Ian McKellen and Judi Dench, in the most successful production of the last century, were united in their ambition and pursuit of evil. A detailed commentary alongside the New Cambridge Shakespeare text of the play describes how specific episodes and passages have been interpreted in the theatre.

Synopsis:

A detailed account of the theatre history of Shakespeare??'s Macbeth from 1607 to the present day.

Synopsis:

The shortest of Shakespeare's tragedies, Macbeth is compressed, complex and ambiguous and has been interpreted in various ways. This Introduction describes major productions and performers that include David Garrick, Sarah Siddons, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry and Laurence Olivier. A detailed commentary accompanying the play's text describes how specific episodes and passages have been interpreted in the theater.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Series editor's preface; Acknowledgements; List of productions; Introduction; Macbeth and commentary; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521495622
Editor:
Wilders, John
Editor:
Bratton, Jacky
Editor:
Wilders, John
Editor:
Bratton, Jacky
Author:
Bratton, Jacky
Author:
Hankey, Julie
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Wilders, John
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
In literature
Subject:
Macbeth, --King of Scotland, --11th cent.--Dr
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Shakespeare in Production
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
244

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"Synopsis" by , A detailed account of the theatre history of Shakespeare??'s Macbeth from 1607 to the present day.
"Synopsis" by , The shortest of Shakespeare's tragedies, Macbeth is compressed, complex and ambiguous and has been interpreted in various ways. This Introduction describes major productions and performers that include David Garrick, Sarah Siddons, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry and Laurence Olivier. A detailed commentary accompanying the play's text describes how specific episodes and passages have been interpreted in the theater.
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