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Macbeth

[New ed.]

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, 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. [123]).

Series
Oxford school Shakespeare
Genre
Drama.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
822.3/3
Library of Congress
PR2823.A2 G55 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxvi, 126 p. :
Number of pages
126

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3967040M
Internet Archive
macbeth00shak_1
ISBN 10
0198320221, 019832023X
LC Control Number
2001272891
OCLC/WorldCat
45900715
Library Thing
4948864
Goodreads
286620
117292

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