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    Macbeth (New Cambridge Shakespeare) (Paperback) By (author) William Shakespeare, Edited by A. R. Braunmuller

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    DescriptionThis book is an extensively-annotated edition of Macbeth, offering a thorough reconsideration of one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. A full and accessible updated introduction studies the immediate theatrical and political contexts of Macbeth's composition, especially the Gunpowder Plot and the contemporary account of an early performance at the Globe. It treats such issues as whether the Witches compel Macbeth to murder; whether Lady Macbeth is herself in some sense a witch; whether Banquo is Macbeth's accomplice in crime; and what criticism is levelled against Macduff. Several possible new sources are suggested, and the presence of Thomas Middleton's writing in the play is proposed. An extensive, well-illustrated account of the play in performance examines several cinematic versions, such as those by Kurosawa and Roman Polanski, and a brand new introductory section on recent performances and adaptations brings the edition completely up-to-date.


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    Title
    Macbeth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Shakespeare, Edited by A. R. Braunmuller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521680981
    ISBN 10: 0521680980
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DDS
    DC22: 822.33
    BIC subject category V2: DSGS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15720
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    DC22: 822.3/3
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Approval Code: C25107270
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO000000, DRA010000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    BISAC V2.8: DRA003000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PR2823.A2 B73 2008
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DDA, DSBD
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    19 b/w illus. 1 map
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'This updated edition of Macbeth reveals thorough research, it is conscientiously annotated, and it appears a superb tool for researchers and students involved in Shakespeare scholarship.' Year's Work in English Studies
    Table of contents
    Introduction: Macbeth in legend, Macbeth in history; Macbeth in the mind; Macbeth in performance; Macbeth in the mind and in performance; Recent performances and adaptations; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Supplementary notes; Textual analysis; Appendixes: 1. Casting Macbeth; 2. Additional text and music; 3. Relineation of the Folio; Reading list.