ISBN-10:
1439172250
ISBN-13:
2901439172253
Pub. Date:
09/08/2009
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Macbeth: The DVD Edition

Macbeth: The DVD Edition

by William Shakespeare
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Overview

Macbeth: The DVD Edition includes everything you've come to expect from the Folger Shakespeare Library editions of Shakespeare's plays — facing-page explanatory notes, scene-by-scene plot summaries, illustrations from the Folger archives — combined here with a bonus DVD of a performance of Macbeth recorded before a rapt audience in the Folger's intimate Elizabethan Theatre. Conceived and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner, this acclaimed production showcases the inventive magic of Teller, who, with Posner, contributes a new foreword to this edition, writing about their vision of the play as a "supernatural horror thriller." Macbeth: The DVD Edition is the perfect volume for those encountering the play for the first time and for those finding brilliant new insights into a classic.

THIS DVD EDITION INCLUDES:
• DVD of the 2008 Folger Theatre/Two River Theater Company production — with over 50 minutes of special features, including interviews with the directors, actors, designers, and scholars
• Foreword by directors Teller and Aaron Posner on the staging of Macbeth
• Freshly edited text based on the 1623 First Folio
• Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
• A key to the play's famous lines and phrases
• An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language in Macbeth
• Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
• An essay by Susan Snyder that provides a modern perspective on the play

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901439172253
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 09/08/2009
Series: Folger Shakespeare Library Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England’s Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children—an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare’s working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death.

Barbara A. Mowat is Director of Research emerita at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Consulting Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare’s Romances and of essays on Shakespeare’s plays and their editing.

Paul Werstine is Professor of English at the Graduate School and at King’s University College at Western University. He is a general editor of the New Variorum Shakespeare and author of Early Modern Playhouse Manuscripts and the Editing of Shakespeare and of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare’s plays.

Date of Death:

2018

Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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Macbeth 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Yelped and held panthe down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its an amazing tragedy that is presented very well. There are stage notes as well, so you can get a good image of the action onstage.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of my all time favorites that Shakespeare had ever written!!! Eventhough there is a lot of killing, the story is really good. I thought that it would be like Julius Ceasar, but it wasn't. I really enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Hyagin" res one thru four
tanner14 More than 1 year ago
Macbeth is basically a tragedy about a man that kills a man with a small little dagger. The name of the man that he kills is named Duncan. The man that he has someone else kill is named Banquo. After the person kills Banquo he can't ever stop thinking about the death of him. It haunts him like no other and finally he can't take it no more. The parallel is a negative resource because I think it confuses a lot of people and a lot of people don't know what the heck it is even saying. It can also be used as a positive way because if your teacher wants you to read the Shakespeare then bam it are right there. But like again a lot of people don't even know how to read the Shakespeare version but if you look on the other page the regular version is there so it's pretty nice.