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by William Shakespeare

Grades 8-12

One of the great Shakespearean tragedies, Macbeth is a dark and bloody drama of ambition, murder, guilt, and revenge. Prompted by the prophecies of there mysterious witches and goaded by his ambitious wife, the Scottish thane Macbeth murders Duncan, King of Scotland, in order to succeed him on the throne. Macbeth paints a striking daramatic portrait of a man of honor and integrity destroyed by a fatal character flaw and the tortures of a guilty imagination.


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