The shortest of Shakespeare's tragedies, Macbeth is compressed, complex and ambiguous and has been interpreted in various ways. This Introduction describes major productions and performers that include David Garrick, Sarah Siddons, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry and Laurence Olivier. A detailed commentary accompanying the play's text describes how specific episodes and passages have been interpreted in the theater.Read more
- A detailed account, arranged chronologically, of the major productions and performances, including films
- The account starts from 1607 and comes right up to 2001
- A commentary accompanying the NCS text, describes the ways in which actors and directors have interpreted specific passages
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- Date Published: June 2004
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521534826
- length: 244 pages
- dimensions: 227 x 154 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.39kg
- contains: 12 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Series editor's preface
List of productions
Macbeth and commentary
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