Macbeth (AmazonClassics Edition) Kindle Edition
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One night on the heath, the brave and respected general Macbeth encounters three witches who foretell that he will become king of Scotland. At first skeptical, he’s urged on by the ruthless, single-minded ambitions of Lady Macbeth, who suffers none of her husband’s doubt. But seeing the prophecy through to the bloody end leads them both spiraling into paranoia, tyranny, madness, and murder.
This shocking tragedy—a violent caution to those seeking power for its own sake—is, to this day, one of Shakespeare’s most popular and influential masterpieces.
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William Shakespeare (1564–1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, to a middle-class glover and landowner’s daughter. He married Anne Hathaway in 1582 and moved to London to work with a theatrical troupe ten years later.
Since little has been learned of his early life, nearly all of what we know about Shakespeare begins—on the London stage—in 1592. In the wake of his critical and public success, Shakespeare helped build the Globe theater on the River Thames.
Regarded as the world’s preeminent dramatist, his extant works include thirty-eight plays, one hundred and fifty-four sonnets, and two narrative poems, and have been translated into every major language. To this day, his plays have been performed more often than those of any other playwright—adapted for film and television, updated, deconstructed, and transfigured into ballets, operas, and musicals. Though his formal education exceeded no further than grammar school, William Shakespeare became the most transcendent and influential writer in all of world literature.
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- ASIN : B07417B3DS
- Publisher : AmazonClassics (29 August 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 1104 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 144 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1542049105
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Every play of William Shakespeare is unique. Macbeth and King Lear, Othello and Hamlet, are reckoned Shakespeare's four principal tragedies. Lear stands first for the profound intensity of the passion; Macbeth for the wildness of the imagination and the rapidity of action; Othello for the progressive interest and powerful alternations of feeling; Hamlet for the refined development of thought and sentiment.If the force of the genius shewn in each of the work is astonishing, their variety is not less so.Macbeth himself appears driven along by the violance of the fate like a vessel drifting before a storm: he reels to and fro like a drunken man he staggers under the weight of his own purposes and the suggestion of others; he stands at bay with his situation;
and from the superstitious awe and breathless suspens into which the communication of Weird Sisters throw him is on with impious and bloody hand to tear aside the veil which hides the uncertainty of the future.The world is obliged to have four great tragedies from Shakespeare.They are Hamlet,King Lear, Macbeth and Othello.Some say that Hamlet is number one, some say it is Macbeth and others opine that it is King Lear. But I find it is Macbeth which is the greatest tragedy of English Language.
It would appear that about 1601 Shakespeare lost his faith in the world. The light heartedness of his earlier plays vanished; the laughter died away from his lips, the Macbeth is product of this. His words, his imagery,his depth, his splandid language make this play great.It is tragedy of ambition, revenge.The art of Shakespeare is fully displayed in this drama.
The Penguin Shakespeare is supreme and it's editor Mr Stenley Wells is authority on Shakespeare.The introduction is more than sufficient ,and paraphrase is good although it is not vivid.
As great art of his language I cite few examples from the book.
"Stars, hide your fires;
Let not light see my black and deep desires:
The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be,
Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see."Macbeth act 1 scene 5 before murder.
" Macbeth. I 'll go no more:
Iam afraid to think what I have done;
Look on't again I dare not" after murder of king Dunkan
Macbeth. " Iam settled, and bend up
Each corporal agent to this terrible feat.
Away, and mock the time with fairist show:
False face must hide what the heart doth know"
I cannot take more space and request readers they may relish the greatest of tragedies of William Shakespeare.I very strongly recommend the drama to readers.After reading only they would realise the enjoyment of this.
KS Chaturvedi Mathura
could have been 1999. Left an image in my head too with a feeling. Loved it for that reason even though it was written in that old English lingo but I still liked it. Still have not read this book yet but I will read both at some point I promise
No notes, eassay or summaries. It's very hard to follow, with the characters name being same font as their lines. Lots of room for notes, but that's because the text is all cramped up in center of book. This was for a kid doing GCSE. I struggled to follow it myself.