Shakespeare's Macbeth

Shakespeare's Macbeth

Book - 2004
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From Harold Bloom's now-canonical book, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, comes his surmises as to Shakespeare's own stance in regard to the magnificent hero-villain of this nocturnal drama. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2004
Edition: 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781594480089
1594480087
Branch Call Number: Literature 822.33 Blo

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jeanner222 Jan 31, 2013

Macbeth is one of several plays I’ve never read, but should have. As with all of Shakespeare’s plays, there are just a few key things to remember:

• Macbeth is a murderous Scot who wants to usurp power, starting with Duncan, King of Scotland;

• His wife, Lady Macbeth, is equally dangerous; and

• The three witches: "Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn and cauldron bubble."

Really, there isn’t much to this play, except for a whole lot of senseless killing. Still, I’m glad that I finally read it.

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