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Macbeth

Authors: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: DRA010000, PER011000, DRA003000
ISBN: 9781588368331, Related ISBNs: 0812969162, 1588368335, 9780812969160, 9781588368331
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 224,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: No dramatist has ever seen with more frightening clarity into the heart and mind of a murderer than has Shakespeare in this compelling tragedy of evil. Taunted into asserting his “masculinity” by his ambitious wife, Macbeth chooses to embrace the Weird Sisters’ prophecy and kill his king–and thus, seals his own doom. Fast-moving and bloody, this drama has the extraordinary energy that derives from a brilliant plot replete with treachery and murder, and from Shakespeare’s compelling portrait of the ultimate battle between a mind and its own guilt.

Each Edition Includes:
• Comprehensive explanatory notes
• Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
• Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
• An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography
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