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Macbeth

Author: Harold Bloom; Janyce Marson
Publisher: New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2008.
Series: Bloom's Shakespeare through the ages.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare's stark tale of a tormented nobleman driven into a murderous plot by his ambition to assume the throne of Scotland. Contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on "Macbeth", as well as a biography on Shakespeare.
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Genre/Form: Study guides
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Macbeth, King of Scotland
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom; Janyce Marson
ISBN: 9780791095942 0791095940
OCLC Number: 163594193
Description: xii, 402 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Series introduction --
Introduction / Harold Bloom --
Biography of William Shakespeare --
Summary of Macbeth --
Key passages in Macbeth --
List of characters in Macbeth --
Criticism through the ages --
Macbeth in the seventeenth century --
From A Continuance of Albions England / William Warner 1606 --
From The Bock of Palies and Notes thereof per Formans for Common Pollicie / Simon Forman c. 1611 --
Excerpts from his adaptation of Macbeth / William Davenant 1664 --
From The Diary of Samuel Pepys / Samuel Pepys 1664-1668 --
Macbeth in the eighteenth century --
From Roscius Anglicanus / John Downes 1708 --
"Macbeth" from Notes on Shakespeare's Plays / Samuel Johnson 1745 --
"The tragedy of Macbeth," from An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespeare / Elizabeth Montagu 1769 --
"Macbeth," from The Dramatic Censor ; or, Critical Companion / Francis Gentleman 1770 --
"On the character of Macbeth," from A Philosophical Analysis and Illustration of Some of Shakespeare's Remarkable Characters / William Richardson 1780 --
From "Remarks on Some of the Characters of Shakespere / Thomas Whately 1785. Macbeth in the nineteenth century --
From Lectures on Dramatics Art and Literature / August Wilhelm von Schlegel 1809 --
"Macbeth," from Characters of Shakespear's Plays / William Hazlitt 1817 --
"Notes on Macbeth," from Shakespeare, with Introductory Remarks on Poetry, the Drama, and the Stage / Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1818 --
From "On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth" / Thomas DeQuincey 1823 --
"Lady Macbeth," from Shakespeare's Heroines : Characteristics of Women : Moral, Poetical and Historical / Anna Jameson 1832 --
From Conversations with Goethe / Peter Eckermann 1836 --
"Mrs. Siddons acts Lady Macbeth --
her own remarks on the character" and "Observations on Mrs. Siddons estimate," from The Life of Mrs. Siddons / Thomas Campbell 1839 --
From William Shakespeare / Victor Hugo 1864 --
From "Macbeth and Lady Macbeth," from The Fortnightly Review / P.W. Clayden 1867 --
"The third murderer in Macbeth," from The Nineteenth Century / Henry Irving 1877 --
"Macbeth," from Shakespeare : His Life, Art, and Characters / H.N. Hudson 1880 --
"Some notes upon the characters in Shakespeare's play of Macbeth," from Notes Upon Some of Shakespeare's Plays / Frances Anne Kemble 1882 --
From Chapter 7, "Macbeth, Lord and Lady : a study in character-contrast," in Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist / Richard G. Moulton 1893 --
"Macbeth in comparison to Hamlet," from William Shakespeare : A Critical Study / Georg Brandes 1898. Macbeth in the twentieth century --
"Lecture 9 : Macbeth" and "Lecture 10 : Macbeth," from Shakespearean Tragedy / A.C. Bradley 1904 --
"Remarks on Macbeth," from Some Character-types Met With in Psychoanalytic Work / Sigmund Freud 1916 --
"Macbeth," from Notes on Shakespeare's Workmanship / Arthur Quiller-Couch 1917 --
From "Macbeth and the metaphysic of evil," from The Wheel of Fire / G. Wilson Knight 1930 --
"The naked babe and the cloak of manliness," from The Well Wrought Urn / Cleanth Brooks 1947 --
"Macbeth's imagination," from The Royal Play of Macbeth / Henry N. Paul 1950 --
"Macbeth," from The Meaning of Shakespeare / Harold C. Goddard 1951 --
"Macbeth," from Shakespeare : the Pattern in His Carpet / Francis Fergusson 1958 --
"Macbeth : a lust for power," from Some Shakespearean themes / L.C. Knights 1959 --
"Notes on Macbeth," from The Freedom of the Poet / John Berryman --
"Macbeth," from Essays on Shakespeare / William Empson 1986 --
"Introduction," from Macbeth (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations series) / Harold Bloom 1987 --
From "Macbeth," in Shakespeare's Tragic Cosmos / Thomas McAlindon 1991--
Macbeth in the twenty-first century --
"Macbeth : loyal stewards and royal succession," from Shakespearean Tragedy as Chivalric Romance / Michael L. Hays 2003 --
"Macbeth : a deed without a name," from Shakespeare's Tragedies : Violation and Identity / Alexander Leggatt 2005 --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: Bloom's Shakespeare through the ages.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom ; volume editor, Janyce Marson.
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