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Macbeth (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – Unabridged, December 23, 1993
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"The explosive and overwhelming effect of a truck bomb...this horrific, riveting Macbeth ought to be seen by as many people as possible." --Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:
James Marsters as Macbeth
Joanne Whalley as Lady Macbeth
Josh Cooke as Banquo and others
JD Cullum as Macduff and Second Murderer
Dan Donohue as Ross
Jeannie Elias as Second Witch and others
Chuma Gault as Lennox and Servant
Jon Matthews as Malcolm
Alan Shearman as Angus and others
Andr Sogliuzzo as Donalbain, Third Witch and others
Kate Steele as Lady Macduff, First Witch and Apparition
Kris Tabori as Duncan and others
Directed by Martin Jarvis. Sound effects by Tony Palermo. Recorded at the Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Top Customer Reviews
As a bonus, this edition includes at the back a long essay on the play by Harold Bloom. This is not an uninteresting commentary, but Bloom desperately needs a good editor. His essay is not only at least three times longer than it should be, but is startlingly repetitious. Yale would have been wise to have asked Bloom for a rewrite.
But there is a lot more to the play than the plot outline might suggest. Shakespeare brilliantly works out the subtleties of character through the action, interactions, and self-discussions in the play. It isn't a simple "action" play, it is also a masterwork of revealing the character of the characters even when they are themselves unaware of the trap they are leaping into.
I am partial to the Arden editions because I trust the text, love the extensive notes, and the introductory and additional material that helps give the play context and talks about sources Shakespeare almost certainly used. In this case Holinshed's "Chronicles of Scotland". Throughout this edition there are also discussions of the textural problems of this play: where some things seem to be missing, what might be interpolations, and so forth.
This is a very useful edition of a great play.
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First time reading this and it is a good story. The language used hasn't been updated so it was hard to get bits.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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