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Macbeth - William Shakespeare

Play - ISBN: 0743477103

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“A Tale Told By An Idiot”

published 19/05/2004

Prothrilling, moving

Consnone

German A-level students who´ve chosen English as a major subject for their last two years have to read a play by Shakespeare, when we do it they´re 18 years old and capable of understanding and appreciating the plays by the Bard. They´ve all heard the name and know that the name is famous, but...

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“Lady Macbeth ?EVIL?”

published 15/11/2004

ProBrilliant characterisation

ConsBit difficult to read at points

Macbeth by William Shakespeare is one of my fav plays by Shakespeare. The characters and language are brilliant and although at times the play s difficult to read it is actually one of Sahkespeare's easiest plays. And much easier compared to King Lear or Julius Cesar etc. The story is based...

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Excellent

Prostrong straightforward plot

Conssome people will find the language hard going.

Macbeth is one of my favourite Shakespeare plays, probably because it was one of the first ones I encountered. I think it could be argued that the popular concept of witches comes largely from this play, with lines in it being frequently quoted "hubble bubble, toil and trouble" and of course...

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Excellent

“Macbeth is a masterpiece”

published 16/11/2000

ProGreat acting in the film version. Great story line...

ConsStory a little blunt at times?

The Shakespeare play Macbeth is the only shakespeare play that I have actually read and seen (as a film version). I have to say that it is actually pretty good. When you think how much time Shakespeare must have put into the play you'll soon understand why he was and is one of England's greatest...

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“not wills best”

published 26/03/2001

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Malcolm refers to Macbeth and his wife as “this dead butcher and his fiend-like Queen.” Both characters mentioned in this quotation are dead by the end of the play. Their deaths are both a result of their scheming to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth killed herself because of her guilt...

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“Macbeth: Mad or Bad.”

published 03/04/2008

ProTeaches a lot of lessons.

ConsThe language is hard to understand at times.

Macbeth: Mad or Bad? In the play 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare, it is often debated whether Macbeth was evil or whether he was just a victim of his own ambition. It is clear at the beginning, Macbeth is a brave and loyal soldier but tragedies unfold and one death quickly leads to another...

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Excellent

ProA great story & superb imagery

ConsLanguage may take some work

This gruesome tale of an evil king and his barmy wife is probably one of the best-known of all Shakespeare’s plays. It is also, along with Romeo&Juliet, one of the best structured. If ‘Lear’ is about pride, and ‘Othello’ about jealousy, then ‘Macbeth’ is...

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“Brace yourself”

published 09/09/2000

ProGets straight into the story; the action never sto...

ConsKinda 'whoosh' the first time

Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies, set in pre-medieval Scotland. Macbeth is a thane, which is the equivalent to a duke, when the play starts. He's a good guy, but things start to turn around. He's just come from battle against the Norwegians, which the Scots won, and Macbeth...

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Proshakespeare was a true genius

Consthere are none

As many people kno Macbeth is a story of a Loyal servant of teh scottish king that betrays and murders his friends and king for the want of power. Here are some of my opinions of some of the main characters in Shakespeares most gruesome play. Macbeth he is a mighty and ambitious warrior who leads...

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Excellent

Proexciting, deals with many themes if read between t...

Conscan be hard to understand old fashioned words

I have read many shakespeare plays during my life and Macbeth is one of my favourite ones, although it was a long time ago when I read it. I live in the county of Warwickshire, which is Shakespeare's county, pretty close to where he was born and lived. I must however say that you can understand a...

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Excellent

“Atmospheric tragedy”

published 16/07/2000

ProAtmosphereic play with suspense, drama and excitem...

ConsComplicated if you have not read Shakespeare befor...

Macbeth is one of the most well known plays of Shakespeare, and although is held in superstition as "The Witche's play" among actors, it is admired for its suspense and drama. The play is technically set in the 11th Century, although there is little evidence in the play to prove this and centres...

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Super

ProA simple play

ConsQuite long and bits are confusing

'Macbeth' is a real twisted story of a young man who is forced to kill his own king through ambition. The play is like another of 'shakespeare's'~ Romeo and Juliet. The whole plot is based on ambition and is a very gruesome tale. THE PLOT~ Macbeth the main character is a nobleman and fights for...

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Excellent

ProAction-packed and bloody

Conscontains the most boring scene in english theatre

I hold my hands up and say unequivocally that 'Macbeth' is the best play in the canon of works attributed to Will Shakey. Okay, the language may not be as poetic as you may find in 'Hamlet' or 'Richard II', and it does contain a VERY boring scene (Macduff in the chapel) but, all that aside, it's...

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Excellent

ProVery entertaining and cunningly deployed by Shakes...

ConsDifficult to understand in places

William Shakespeare wrote Macbeth in 1605, however we have no proof of the exact dates. In this tragedy, I will try to answer the question is Macbeth Evil, or Weak and Easily Led. I will write on how Macbeth’s characters changes and develops in this 'Scottish Play', as it is known to many, and...

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Excellent

ProThis is a thoughly good read and can be set in any...

Conssome may find the language a bit hard to grasp

I have recently read this play for school and i think i know it quite well, anyway i dont want to give any of the story line away so ill just give you a glimps into the wide variety of charaters... Macbeth he is a mighty and ambitious warrior who leads one of king duncans armies. Macbeth hears a...

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Play - ISBN: 0743477103

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Type: Play

Title: Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare

ISBN: 0743477103

EAN: 9780743477109

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