Cover of: The tragedy of Macbeth | William Shakespeare ; with new dramatic criticism and an updated bibliography ; edited by Sylvan Barnet

The tragedy of Macbeth

Published by New American Library in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

The play concerns a trusted general who secretly lusts for power. Encouraged by the prophecies of three witches and urged on by his ambitious wife Macbeth commits regicide. Left fearful and superstitious by this desperate act he is driven to a spiralling course of murder and outrage, almost inevitably culminating in his own death. One of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies, Macbeth is ostensibly based on the Scottish king although the story represented in the play bears no relation to historical fact as the true King Macbeth was well respected by his contemporaries. This book includes the hero Macbeth becoming more and more evil after he gets told his "destiny" by the witches and becomes greedy with power.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-259).

Series
Signet classic Shakespeare, Signet classic -- CE2059

Classifications

Library of Congress
PR2823.A2

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxxiii, 259 p. ;
Number of pages
259

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24654680M
Internet Archive
tragedyofmacbeth1986shak
ISBN 10
0451520599
ISBN 13
9780451520593
LC Control Number
86060161
OCLC/WorldCat
15970011
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