*NOT FOR FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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.