Macbeth

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Set in Scotland, "Macbeth" is the story of its titular character, a general in the army, who conspires with his wife to murder the King and usurp the throne. One of Shakespeare's most powerful and deeply tragic plays, the work explores the psychological consequences when an immoral path is taken to advance one's personal position. Among Shakespeare's tragedies, "Macbeth" is noted for the exceptional simplicity of its plot and the directness of the action. Here there are no subplots to complicate the drama, hardly more than a glimpse of humor to relieve the dark picture of criminal ambition, only the steady march toward an inevitable catastrophe. This may explain its brevity, given it is one of Shakespeare's shortest works, it has been suggested that what survives of the text may have been heavily cut from an earlier edition for the purposes of a particular performance. This tragedy illustrates in its close a conventional poetic justice that demands the triumph of the righteous cause and the downfall of the wicked. A classic study of character, "Macbeth," is regarded to this day as one the finest examples of Shakespeare's literary genius. This edition is annotated by Henry N. Hudson, includes an introduction by Charles Harold Herford, and a biographical afterword.
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series Dover thrift study edition, New Cambridge Shakespeare and Naxos Audiobooks, Pelican Shakespeare, Saddleback classics, Wordsworth classics
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Drama, Drama / Shakespeare, Electronic books, Historical drama, Macbeth (Shakespeare, William), Macbeth, -- King of Scotland, -- 11th cent. -- Drama, Macbeth, -- King of Scotland, -- active 11th century, Macbeth, -- King of Scotland, -- active 11th century -- Drama, Macbeth, -- King of Scotland, -- active 11th century -- In literature, Regicides, Regicides -- Drama, Regicides -- Scotland -- Drama, Regicides in literature, Scotland, Scotland -- Drama, Scotland -- History -- To 1057 -- Drama, Scotland -- In literature, Scotland -- Kings and rulers -- Drama, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Adaptations, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Macbeth, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Macbeth -- Adaptations, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Macbeth -- Criticism, Textual, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Macbeth -- Examinations -- Study guides, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Macbeth -- Problems, exercises, etc, Talking books -- Drama, Tragedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedy, Tragedy -- Examinations -- Study guides, Treason -- Drama
table_of_contents Publisher's note -- The theatrical world -- The texts of Shakespeare -- Introduction -- Note on the text -- Macbeth.
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title Macbeth
title_alt Pelican Shakespeare., Shakespeare's Macbeth
title_display Macbeth
title_full Macbeth, Macbeth / William Shakespeare ; edited by Stephen Orgel, Macbeth [eBook], Macbeth [electronic resource], Macbeth [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare
title_short Macbeth
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topic Classic Literature, Drama, Drama / Shakespeare, Electronic books, Fiction, Macbeth (Shakespeare, William), Macbeth, King of Scotland, 11th cent. Drama, Macbeth, King of Scotland, active 11th century, Macbeth, King of Scotland, active 11th century Drama, Macbeth, King of Scotland, active 11th century In literature, Regicides, Regicides Drama, Regicides Scotland Drama, Regicides in literature, Scotland, Scotland Drama, Scotland History To 1057 Drama, Scotland In literature, Scotland Kings and rulers Drama, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Adaptations, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism and interpretation, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth Adaptations, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth Criticism, Textual, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth Examinations Study guides, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth Problems, exercises, etc, Talking books Drama, Tragedy, Tragedy Examinations Study guides, Treason Drama
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