Understanding Macbeth

Understanding Macbeth

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Book - 1997
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A rich source of primary materials and commentary about Macbeth that illuminates the historical context and draws connections to events in the 1990s.
This rich interdisciplinary collection of primary materials and commentary about Shakespeare's Macbeth will help student and teacher explore historical, literary, theatrical, social, and political issues related to the play. Bringing together past and present in its approach to Macbeth, the guide explores topics ranging from Shakespeare's stage to modern political events--from historical focus on the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and its influence on the play, to theatrical interest in the stage and performance, to thematic connections between Macbeth and modern events such as Watergate and the Oklahoma City bombing. Excerpted documents range from royal proclamations to court confessions, from an actor's journal to dramatic criticism, from a short story to movie reviews. Ideas for classroom discussion, student assignments, paper topics, and bibliographies provide additional sources for examining the play in context.

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An interdisciplinary collection of primary materials and commentary about the play, allowing students and teachers to explore related historical, literary, theatrical, social, and political issues. Looks at topics ranging from the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and its influence on the play to thematic connections between Macbeth and modern events such as Watergate and the Oklahoma City bombing. Excerpted documents include royal proclamations, court confessions, an actor's journal, and movie reviews. Includes discussion questions and paper topics, and b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997
ISBN: 9780313296307
0313296308
Branch Call Number: 822.33x SHAKE NOSTB
Characteristics: xviii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Shakespeare, William 1564-1616

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