Synopses & Reviews
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 Shakespeareâs popular tragedy.
Table of Contents
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.