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Macbeth

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Published by Barron's in Hauppauge, N.Y .
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.

About the Edition

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with discussion questions, role-playing scenarios, and other study activities.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-249).
"Original Shakespearean text, with a modern line-for-line translation."

Series
Simply Shakespeare
Genre
Juvenile drama.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
822.3/3
Library of Congress
PR2823 .A25 2002

The Physical Object

Pagination
254 p. :
Number of pages
254

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3950595M
Internet Archive
macbeth00shak_4
ISBN 10
0764120867
LC Control Number
2001043294
Library Thing
4948864
Goodreads
58050
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