Monday, April 2, 2012

Macbeth Notes

Macbeth: cynical



Shakespeare's most intense play
Written in 1605-1606
Globe Theater, Blackfriars Theater

*Shakespeares fav: Holinshed's Chronicles of the History of England & Scotland

*Scotorum Historiae- 1527 by Hector Buece

*Discovery of Witchcraft- Reginald Scot

*Deamonologie- 1599 - King James 1. 

Important notes
Macbeth is an openly political play
Shakespeare changed history in Macbeth to add suspense
Understanding the background and history helps us understand the characters
"Macbeth was a man of penetrating genius, a high spirit, unbounded ambition. 
Intelligent and ambitious.

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