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Notes on Shakespeare's "Macbeth"

Notes on Shakespeare's "Macbeth"

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  • Publisher: Cliffs Notes Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 208mm x 10mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 13 June 2000
  • ISBN 10: 0764586025
  • ISBN 13: 9780764586026
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 25,722

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Packed with action and vivid portrayal of human relationships, Shakespeare's Macbeth traces the bloody climb to power and tragic ruin of a fate-plagued king. Count on CliffNotes to carry you through the rise and fall of a cast of characters that includes a cruel and ambitious warrior, his wicked wife, and a trio of witches who have warned their way into audience's hearts since William Shakespeare first presented their prophecies about 300 years ago. Show your classmates -- and your grade-granting teacher -- that you're in the know with English literature. You can't miss with scene summaries, plot explorations, language simplification, and author insights from CliffsNotes on Macbeth!

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Alex Went has been a teacher of English and Head of Drama at Shrewsbury School, England. He is the librettist of the musicals Jekyll!, The Time Machine and The Lost Domain.

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Table of contents

Introduction. How to Use This Book. Life and Background of the Playwright. Introduction to the Play. Critical Commentaries. Act I--Scene 1. Act I--Scene 2. Act I--Scene 3. Act I--Scene 4. Act I--Scene 5. Act I--Scene 6. Act I--Scene 7. Act II--Scene 1. Act II--Scene 2. Act II--Scene 3. Act II--Scene 4. Act III--Scene 1. Act III--Scene 2. Act III--Scene 3. Act III--Scene 4. Act III--Scene 5. Act III--Scene 6. Act IV--Scene 1. ACT IV--Scene 2. Act IV--Scene 3. Act V--Scene 1. Act V--Scene 2. ACT V--Scene 3. Act V--Scene 4. Act V--Scene 5. Act V--Scene 6. Act V--Scene 7. Act V--Scene 8. Act V--Scene 9. Character Analyses. Critical Essays. CliffsNotes Review. CliffsNotes Resource Center. Index.