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Macbeth (film tie-in)

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Macbeth (film tie-in) by William Shakespeare
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'Blood will have blood . . .' As war rages in Scotland, the soldier Macbeth is told by three mysterious women that he will become ruler. Spurred on by his wife, he murders the king to achieve his aims. But, killing once, he must kill again and again. The dead haunt him and his dark desires threaten to consume him. Macbeth is Shakespeare's blood-soaked drama of madness, terror and fatal ambition. Note- This edition is a non-abridged reproduction of Macbeth, the play.

Author Biography

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, and was baptised on 26 April 1564. His father was a glove maker and wool merchant and his mother, Mary Arden, was the daughter of a well-to-do local land owner. Shakespeare was probably educated in Stratford's grammar school. In 1582 he married Anne Hathaway, and the couple had a daughter the following year and twins in 1585. Shakespeare's theatrical life seems to have commenced around 1590. We do know that he was part of the Lord Chamberlain's Company, which was renamed the King's Company in 1603 when James I succeeded to the throne. The Company acquired interests in two theatres in the Southwark area of London, near the banks of the Thames - the Globe and the Blackfriars. Shakespeare's poetry was published before his plays, with two poems appearing in 1593 and 1594, dedicated to his patron Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton. Most of Shakespeare's sonnets were probably written at this time as well. Records of Shakespeare's plays begin to appear in 1594, and he produced roughly two a year until around 1611. His earliest plays include Henry VI and Titus Andronicus. A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Richard II all date from the mid to late 1590s. Some of his most famous tragedies were written in the early 1600s; these include Hamlet, Ot
Release date NZ
September 24th, 2015
Collection
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Media tie-in
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
144
Dimensions
129x198x8
ISBN-13
9780241246894
Product ID
23052231

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