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Macbeth
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New York, New York : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016.
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Book
Physical Desc:
xliv, 98 pages ; 20 cm.
Status:
2 copies, 3 people are on the wait list.
Description
Macbeth comes out as one of William Shakespeares darkest and murkiest plays, most likely as a result of being written during one of Shakespeares darkest times in his own life. This play strays away from the more common Shakespearean formula that contains a hero and his demise resulting from a specific tragic flaw. In MacBeth, the title character is not a hero, but rather a villian. MacBeth murders the king of Scotland to bring truth to a prophecy given to him by three witches (the famous toil and trouble sisters). After assuming the throne, MacBeth returns to the witches and requests to hear the circumstances of his own death. The witches tell MacBeth he cannot be killed by any man of woman born. Under a false assumption of near immortality, MacBeth relaxes his gaurd and perhaps displays his own tragic flaw of over confidence. Focusing on the power corrupt and merciless villain MacBeth and his dastardly and influential wife Lady MacBeth, this play works as a twisted look into a mind poisioned with greed and hate. Though pessimistic and disturbing, this play must not be dismissed. It contains some of the most poetic language and beautiful lines ever to be written. It is no mystery that MacBeth stands as one of the most quoted works in literature. It is however a mystery that Shakespeare could create something so magnificient in a period when he saw life as ...a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Get this book, and have a good read! Then get more Shakespeare from the same series: you wont be sorry.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0143128566, 9780143128564

Notes

General Note
"[Originally published]: 'Macbeth' edited by Alfred Harbage, published in Penguin Books (USA) 1956; revised edition published 1971; edition edited by Stephen Orgel published 2000"--Colophon.
General Note
"A Penguin Book drama"--Back cover.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Shakespeare, W., & Orgel, S. (2016). Macbeth. New York, New York, Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 and Stephen, Orgel. 2016. Macbeth. New York, New York, Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 and Stephen, Orgel, Macbeth. New York, New York, Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Shakespeare, William and Stephen Orgel. Macbeth. New York, New York, Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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