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Sparknotes The Tragedy Of Macbeth

  • In The Tragedy of Macbeth, three witches tell a general that he is destined to become King of Scotland. The general, Macbeth, becomes fixated on this prophecy. He and his wife decide to take matters into their own hands. At Lady Macbeth's urging, Macbeth begins murdering his way to the throne. When the pair finally gets what they want, they cannot...

    Publisher : Shell Education
    published : 2010
  • Dark and violent, Macbeth is also the most theatrically spectacular of Shakespeare's tragedies. Indeed, for 250 years - until early this century - it was performed with grand operatic additions set to baroque music.In his introduction Nicholas Brooke relates the play's changing fortunes to changes within society and the theatre and investigates the...

    Publisher : OUP Oxford
    published : 2008
  • The availability of food is an especially significant issue in zones of conflict because conflict nearly always impinges on the production and the distribution of food, and causes increased competition for food, land and resources Controlling the production of and access to food can also be used as a weapon by protagonists in conflict. The logistics...

    Publisher : Berghahn Books
    published : 2014
  • Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and one of his best-known plays. Often referred to as an archetypal tale, it warns against lust for power and the betrayal of friends. Shakespeare based the play loosely on a King Macbeth of Scotland. The play is traditionally considered "cursed", and thus many actors refer to it as "The...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2008
  • No dramatist has ever seen with more frightening clarity into the heart and mind of a murderer than has Shakespeare in this compelling tragedy of evil. Taunted into asserting his ?masculinity? by his ambitious wife, Macbeth chooses to embrace the Weird Sisters? prophecy and kill his king?and thus, seals his own doom. Fast-moving and bloody, this drama...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2009
  • An edition of one of the most popular Shakespeare plays, including an introductory section on performances and adaptations.

    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
    published : 2008
  • In 1603, James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne, becoming James I of England. London was alive with an interest in all things Scottish, and Shakespeare turned to Scottish history for material. He found a spectacle of violence and stories of traitors advised by witches and wizards, echoing James?s belief in a connection between treason and...

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2014
  • The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S. history. Greg Robinson not only offers a bold new und

    Publisher : Columbia University Press
    published : 2009
  • Shakespeare's plays are thought-provoking and complex texts that explore the human themes of romance, deceit, tragedy, comedy, and revenge. These activity guides are designed by teachers for teachers to help students navigate the complexity. Each guide contains a total of 30 activities divided into six sections of four activities and one review. At...

    Publisher : Saddleback Educational Publishing
    published : 2006
  • No more "Double, double, toil and trouble?" Now you can learn Shakespeare on the double! Macbeth has all the ingredients of a modern day bestseller-greed, ambition, murder, mayhem, madness, politics, assassinations, hallucinations, prophecies, spells, and rebellion. Potions and emotions simmer. One betrayal leads to another. Now you can sit back...

    Publisher : Wiley
    published : 2006