Macbeth /
[by William Shakespeare] ; edited by Horace Howard Furness, Jr.
Dover ed.
New York : Dover Publications, 1963.
xiv, 566 p. : ill.
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New York : Dover Publications, 1963.
general note
"--is an unabridged republication of the fifth edition of the work first published by J.B. Lippincott & Co. in 1873--"--T.p. verso.
"A new Variorum edition of Shakespeare
Appendices include criticism.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2005-04-01:
The Yale annotated editions of these dramatic polar opposites include loads of textual notes and scholarly introductions, plus essays by Harold Bloom, all for the price of lunch at Mickey Ds. Supersized Shakespeare on the cheap. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2012-08-27:
Shakespeare's tragedy about the ill-fated thane of Cawdor is brought to life via this one-man interpretation from Alan Cumming. Motivated by his scheming wife, Macbeth lusts for and then takes power, which leads to regicide and his own undoing. Building upon his performance in the audio edition of A.J. Hartley and David Hewson's Macbeth: A Novel, Cumming executes a captivating solo performance of this classic play. With an authentic Scottish accent, Cumming ably embodies Lord Macbeth. He shifts from character to character seamlessly, capturing the tone, attitude, and emphasis of each, while providing an increasing intensity that conveys the reprehensible, irreparable nature of the title character's actions. In addition to embracing the various characters, Cumming's powerful performance even elevates the play's stage directions, which-rather than feeling like crude interruptions to the dialogue-slip in smoothly like the knife used to slay King Duncan. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Appeared in Choice on 1996-10-01:
Kliman (Nassau Community College) begins with an informative survey of 17th- and 18th-century stage history of Macbeth, then closely examines a handful of 20th-century stage, television, and film productions, some protagonist-dominated (Lawrence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, Maurice Evans and Judith Anderson, Eric Porter and Janet Suzman, Nicol Williamson and Jane Lapotaire), others director-dominated and with a larger societal vision (Orson Welles's ^D ' Macbeth, Trevor Nunn's ^D ' version, and Roman Polanski's notorious gory, nude one). Kliman rightly recognizes that "every great Lady Macbeth, every Macbeth, has to be measured against [Sarah Siddons's] performances, " and she provides some fine analysis of the Lady Macbeths, from the fierce and forceful Siddons to the victimized Francesca Annis in Polanski's film. This book, in a series intended to assist class discussion at the high school and college levels, provides an abundance of material to whet the creative and critical appetites of students, teachers, actors, and all others who share an interest in Shakespeare on the stage. The illustrations are few and uninspired, the bibliography substantial. A pity that the characters in the play are not listed in the index. All collections. J. Ellis formerly, Mount Holyoke College
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Main Description
Complete text of Shakespeare's tragedy, with an introduction, criticism, and stage history. Signet Shakespeare.
Table of Contents
Editors' Prefacep. ix
Shakespeare's Macbethp. xiii
Reading Shakespeare's Language: Macbethp. xv
Shakespeare's Lifep. xxiv
Shakespeare's Theaterp. xxxii
The Publication of Shakespeare's Playsp. xli
An Introduction to This Textp. xlv
The Tragedy of Macbeth Text of the Play with Commentaryp. 1
Textual Notesp. 193
Macbeth: A Modern Perspectivep. 197
Further Readingp. 209
Key to Famous Lines and Phrasesp. 221
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