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Macbeth : texts and contexts

Author: William Shakespeare; William C Carroll
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Macbeth is a tragedy, one of eleven that Shakespeare wrote. Like other tragedies, this one centers on a prominent person who after a significant struggle, suffers defeat. In this defeat the person achieves heroic stature. 'Macbeth' has been a favorite of readers, theatre-goers, and actors for almost four hundred years and is considered one of the best of Shakespeare's plays.
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Genre/Form: Drama
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Named Person: Macbeth, King of Scotland; Macbeth, King of Scotland; Macbeth, King of Scotland; William Shakespeare; Macbeth, King of Scotland
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; William C Carroll
ISBN: 0312144547 9780312144548
OCLC Number: 41242311
Description: xx, 394 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: About the series --
About this volume --
List of illustrations --
Introduction --
William Shakespeare Macbeth / David Bevington --
Cultural contexts --
Representations of Macbeth --
Early narratives --
John Major, from a history of Greater Britain--
George Buchanan, from history of Scotland --
Raphael holinshed, from the chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland --
Cultural afterlife of Shakespeare's Macbeth --
Simon Forman, from book of plays --
Thomas Middleton, from the witch --
From "Story of Macbeth," in a collection of divers and remarkable stories --
Sir William Davenant, from Macbeth, a tragedy --
Thomas Duffett, epilogue to the Empress of Morocco --
Discourses of sovereignty --
Succession controversy --
R. Doleman [Robert Parsons], from a conference about the next succession to the crown of England: Henry Constable, from a discovery of a counterfeit conference --
Sir John Hayward, from an answer to the first part of a certain conference --
From succession act --
Jacobean theory of kingship --
King James I, from Basilikon Doron --
King James I, from the true law of free monarchies --
King James I, from a speech to the lords and commons of the Parliament at Whitehall: Sir Robert filmer, from Patriarcha: or the natural power of kings --
Royal Charisma and the king's touch --
William tooker, from the divine power or gift of healing --
William Clowes, from a right fruitful and approved treatise --
John Howson, from a sermon preached at St. Mary's in Oxford, the 17th day of November, 1602: Treason and resistance --
Resistance in theory --
John Ponet, from a short treatise of politic power --
From an homily against disobedience and willful rebellion --
George Buchanan, from the powers of the crown in Scotland --
Philippe du Plessis Mornay, from a defense of liberty against tyrants --
Resistance in action --
Nicolo Molin, report to the Doge and Senate --
King James I, from a speech to Parliament --
Equivocation --
Sir Edward Coke, from speech at the trial of Father Henry Garnet --
Henery Garnet, from a treatise of equivocation --
Robert Parsons, from a treatise tending to mitigation towards Catholic subjects in England --
Cultural construction of Scotland --
William Harrison, from the description of scotland --
William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act II, Scene 2 --
Sir Thomas Craig, from a treatise on the union of the British realms --
Fynes Moryson, from an itinerary --
Sir Anthony Weldon, from a perfect description of the people and country of Scotland: John Taylor, from the penniless pilgrimage or the moneyless perambulation --
Witchcraf and prophecy --
Discourses of witchcraft --
Reginald Scot, from the discovery of witchcraft --
George Gifford, from a dialogue concerning witches and witchcrafts --
News from Scotland --
King James I, from daemonology in from of a dialogue --
An act against conjuration, witchcraft, and dealing with evil and wicked spirits --
Prophecy --
From an act against fond and fantastical prophecies --
Henry Howard, from a defensative against the poison of supposed prophecies --
Reginald Scot, from the discovery of witchcraft --
William Perkins, from a discourse of the demand art of witchcraft --
Michel de Montaigne, from of prognostications --
Francis Bacon, from of prophecies --
Discourses of the feminine --
Reginald Scot, from the discovery of witchcraft --
Philip Barrough, from the method of physic --
Edward Jorden, from a brief discourse of a disease called the suffocation of the mother: John Sadler, from the sick woman's private looking-glass --
Helkiah Crooke, from microcosmographia: a description of the body of man --
Elizabeth Clinton, from the countess of lincoln's nursery --
James Guillimeau, from childbirth, or the happy delivery of women --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: William Shakespeare ; edited by William C. Carroll.
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Macbeth is a tragedy, one of eleven that Shakespeare wrote. Like other tragedies, this one centers on a prominent person who after a significant struggle, suffers defeat. In this defeat the person achieves heroic stature. 'Macbeth' has been a favorite of readers, theatre-goers, and actors for almost four hundred years and is considered one of the best of Shakespeare's plays.

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