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Macbeth (edition 2011)

by William Shakespeare

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Title:Macbeth
Authors:William Shakespeare
Info:Simon & Brown (2011), Paperback, 126 pages
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Macbeth by William Shakespeare

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    Hamlet by William Shakespeare (Pattty)
    Pattty: Si te gustó Hamlet seguro te gustará Macbeth, que es una historia buena y mucho más "macabra"
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    Tallulah_Rose: "Wyrd Sisters" is a parody of "Macbeth", so everyone who enjoyed "Macbeth" might also like "Wyrd Sisters". On the other hand it's essential to have read "Macbeth" before reading "Wyrd Sisters".
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I found the audio version by L. A. Theatre Works entertaining. I would prefer to watch the play, but that's difficult to do when driving on the highway. This audio version kept me entertained. I've seen other versions of the play and prefer other voices for some of the roles, but once I had the characters sorted, I was able to follow along with this classic work which is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. (5 stars for the play; 3.5 for the performance) ( )
  thornton37814 | Dec 22, 2018 |
A new approach to an old classic that breathes life into a good story. This Macbeth interpretation is a great place for younger readers to start to learn and understand some of Shakespeare's more difficult dialogue. Recommended for Manga fans, young readers, and fans of retellings for all ages.

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  LibStaff2 | Dec 5, 2018 |
I read Macbeth in high school about 25 years ago, but I had no appreciation for Shakespeare in my ignorant youth and so it didn’t make any impression. I remembered nothing of significance about the story aside from the existence of the witches, so reading this now was almost like reading it for the first time.

I think this one is much better watched than read. The story was interesting, but it seemed like a large portion of it was intended to happen through the actors’ actions and reactions rather than being expressed in words, so it felt like a very bare-bones story. Since this is a tragedy, I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say that people die. There is fighting and murder, but that understandably consists more of actions than words, so the events happen very quickly in terms of word count. Several of the deaths also seemed very sudden, with few words either leading up to it or in reaction to it. In Hamlet, I felt the emotion and the drama pretty clearly even while just reading it, but this wasn’t as true for me with Macbeth.

The play also didn’t have as much of the sarcasm, wit, and humor that I enjoyed in both Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing. It’s darker and more serious, which will probably be more easily appreciated in a visual form. Unlike the other plays, there weren’t any characters that I particularly enjoyed reading about. Malcolm seemed interesting, but we didn’t really get to see much of him. It will be interesting to see if I feel differently about the characters after I watch one of the movie adaptations. I do plan to watch one in the near future, but it will be a few days.

I may sound like I didn’t like it, but that isn’t true. I was able to imagine the actions and reactions happening between the words, and I did enjoy the story. It just wasn’t as satisfying to read as Hamlet or even Much Ado About Nothing. I did enjoy parts of the commentary in my edition very much because it added a lot of context in terms of the historical backdrop of the play. At the risk of horrifying everybody with my ignorance, I didn’t even know Macbeth was a real person, although the real history is different than how it’s presented in the play. ( )
1 vote YouKneeK | Nov 7, 2018 |
Fascinating scholarly edition, but looking forward to the updated Arden edition, to be released in 2014. ( )
  therebelprince | Oct 30, 2018 |
I can't believe I hadn't read this sooner and hope to see a production of it one of these days. I must say I have a soft spot in my heart for the three weird sisters. ( )
  allriledup | Aug 11, 2018 |
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Shakespeare, Williamprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Andrews, John F.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Barnet, SylvanEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bate, JonathanEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bevington, David M.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
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Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
Out, damned spot! out, I say!
Yet do I fear thy nature;

It is too full o' the milk of human kindness.
The attempt and not the deed
Confounds us.
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Macbeth è uno dei picchi dell’immensa creatività di Shakespeare. Scozia, XI secolo. Istigato da apparizioni soprannaturali e da una moglie ambiziosa, il barone Macbeth uccide re Duncan e s’invischia in una catena di delitti fino a prendere coscienza della vanità del mondo e della diabolica insidiosità delle profezie. Con l’aiuto delle truppe inglesi, la nobiltà lealista, guidata da Macduff, uccide l’usurpatore ristabilendo l’ordine. Shakespeare condensa diciassette anni di storia in un tempo apparente di poche settimane, porta in scena coscienze logorate dal Male, dà vita a personaggi immortali, come quello di Lady Macbeth, miscela di cupidigia, odio, follia. Da questa tragedia Verdi trasse un’opera memorabile e il cinema, grazie a Welles (1948), Kurosawa (1957), Polanski (1971), e ora Branagh (2013) e Justin Kurzel (2015), non ha mai smesso di esplorarne le potenzialità poetiche.
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If he had waited,
The crown might have come to him,
Legitimately.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743477103, Mass Market Paperback)

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.

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Offers explanatory notes on pages facing the text of the play, as well as an introduction to Shakespeare's language, life, and theater.

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