Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Review: Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Summary from Goodreads:

Folger Shakespeare Library: the world's leading center for Shakespeare studies.
Each edition includes: Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play; Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play; Scene-by-scene plot summaries; A key to famous lines and phrases; An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language; An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play; Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books; Essay by Susan Snyder; The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.

My Review:

The second time around with Macbeth and it was tougher and took a lot longer to read because I was analyzing all of the metaphors, and Macbeth has so many!!

The scenes with Lady Macbeth and Macduff were by far my favorite parts of the play because it was hard to sympathize with Macbeth (for many reasons). 

The second reading after reading the four other Shakespeare plays really helped me understand it in a new way. :)

The best part of my class was the discussion of the use of masculinity, and 'be a man', and gender roles that happened throughout the text. 

I recommend checking this out, it is one of the shorter Shakespeare plays with interesting characters/plot.

My Rating

4 Stars Out of 5 Stars

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