Macbeth

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L a Theatre Works, Aug 15, 2011 - Drama
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Infamously known as the cursed Scottish play, Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare's darkest tragedy. When General Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will one day be King of Scotland, Lady Macbeth convinces him to get rid of anyone who could stand in his way including committing regicide. As Macbeth ascends to the throne through bloody murder, he becomes a tyrant consumed by fear and paranoia.

A full cast L.A. Theatre Works performance starring James Marsters as Macbeth, Joanne Whalley as Lady Macbeth alongside: Josh Cooke, JD Cullum, Dan Donohue, Jeannie Elias, Chuma Gault, Jon Matthews, Alan Shearman, Andr Sogliuzzo, Kate Steele and Kris Tabori.

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Truly among the best of the Bard's dramas. Full of great dramatic images -- the supernatural, passion for power and scenes of great intensity. It's easier to follow than King Lear because it moves ... Read full review

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The ending is the best. That and what always stuck with me was the image of the floating dagger. Read full review

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The source
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Classwork and Examinations
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Background
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The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu

Barbara A. Mowat is Director of Academic Programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, Chair of the Folger Institute, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare's Romances and of essays on Shakespeare's plays and on the editing of the plays.

Paul Werstine is Professor of English at King's College and the Graduate School of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare's plays and was Associate Editor of the annual Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England from 1980 to 1989.

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