Understanding Macbeth: A Student Casebook To Issues, Sources, And Historical Documents

Hardcover | April 1, 1997

byFaith Nostbakken

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This rich interdisciplinary collection of primary materials and commentary about Shakespeare's Macbeth will help student and teacher explore historical, literary, theatrical, social, and political issues related to the play. Bringing together past and present in its approach to Macbeth, the guide explores topics ranging from Shakespeare's stage to modern political events--from historical focus on the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and its influence on the play, to theatrical interest in the stage and performance, to thematic connections between Macbeth and modern events such as Watergate and the Oklahoma City bombing. Excerpted documents range from royal proclamations to court confessions, from an actor's journal to dramatic criticism, from a short story to movie reviews. Ideas for classroom discussion, student assignments, paper topics, and bibliographies provide additional sources for examining the play in context.

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This rich interdisciplinary collection of primary materials and commentary about Shakespeare's Macbeth will help student and teacher explore historical, literary, theatrical, social, and political issues related to the play. Bringing together past and present in its approach to Macbeth, the guide explores topics ranging from Shakespear...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.53 × 6.31 × 0.92 inPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313296308

ISBN - 13:9780313296307

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?An excellent sourcebook because of its emphasis on issues, sources, and historical data, this casebook's primary use is to show connections between the play and related historical events.... It challenges simple explanations about the relationships between history and literature.... The book could be used in many subject areas: history, literature, and political issues.... Highly recommended.??The Book Report