William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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Harold Bloom
Infobase Publishing, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 111 pages
Bloom's Guides - successor to the acclaimed Bloom's Notes and Bloom's Reviews Comprehensive reading and study guides with a selection of critical excerpts providing a scholarly overview of each work Each book includes a biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list of characters, an extensive summary and analysis, plus an annotated bibliography
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Biographical Sketch
11
The Story Behind the Story
14
List of Characters
18
Summary and Analysis
20
Critical Views
43
KENNETH MUIR ON THE PORTER SCENE
46
AC BRADLEY ON THE EFFECT OF DARKNESS
50
ROBERT S MIOLA ON SOME SENECAN CONVENTIONS
67
GARY WILLS ON THE SUPERNATURAL ASPECTS OF LADY MACBETHS CHARACTER
72
JAN H BLITS ON THE MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN COSMOS
78
PARK HONAN ON TIMES PERPETUITY
82
ROBERT WEIMANN ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THEATRICAL SPACE
86
MILLICENT BELL ON WITCHCRAFT AND PROPHECY
90
Works by William Shakespeare
94
Annotated Bibliography
96

CLIFFORD DAVIDSON ON THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETHS CHARACTER
52
EAJ HONIGMANN ON THE MURDERER AS VICTIM
56
JOHN RUSSELL BROWN ON IMAGES OF DEATH
60
WILLIAM EMPSON ON THE MEANING OF EQUIVOCATION
64
Contributors
102
Acknowledgments
105
Index
107
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Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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