The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth

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Dark and violent, Macbeth is also the most theatrically spectacular of Shakespeare's tragedies. Indeed, for 250 years - until early this century - it was performed with grand operatic additions set to baroque music.In his introduction Nicholas Brooke relates the play's chaning fortunes to changes within society and the theatre and investigates the sources of its enduring appeal. He examines its many layers of illusion and interprets its linguistic turns and echoes, arguing that the earliest surviving text isan adaptation, perhaps carried out by Shakespeare himself in collaboration with Thomas Middleton.This fully annotated edition reconsiders textual and staging problems, appraises past and present critical views, and represents a major contribution to our understanding of Macbeth.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Copyright Date: ©1990
ISBN: 9780199535835
Branch Call Number: 822.33 U2BR
Characteristics: xii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Brooke, Nicholas
Alternative Title: Macbeth


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