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Prestwick House Incorporated, 2005 - Fiction - 96 pages
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This new edition of Macbeth for South African schools and collages has been updated to include comprehensive text notes and commentary throughout. This edition includes: an eight-page photographic gallery of scenes from various productions of the play. informative background information on Shakespeare and Elizabethan England an introduction to the play, the themes and characters a synopsis of the action in each scene line-by-line text notes giving explanations of unfamiliar words, interpretations of meanings, and stimulating commentary a selection of notes, illustrations, ideas and activities to increase your understanding of the play questions providing valuable examination practice a list of references offering suggestions for further reading and other useful resources an extensive glossary of useful words and literary terms.

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William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England s Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare s only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare s working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death.

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