By William Shakespeare; Robert Kean Turner (Editor); James Hammersmith (Editor)

Bantam Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553212983, 176pp.

Publication Date: January 1988

No dramatist has ever seen with more frightening clarity into the heart and mind of a murderer than has Shakespeare in this compelling tragedy of evil. Taunted into asserting his masculinity by his ambitious wife, Macbeth chooses to embrace the Weird Sisters prophecy and kill his king and thus, seals his own doom. Fast-moving and bloody, this drama has the extraordinary energy that derives from a brilliant plot replete with treachery and murder, and from Shakespeare's compelling portrait of the ultimate battle between a mind and its own guilt.
Each Edition Includes:
Comprehensive explanatory notes
Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography.

About the Author
Janis Lull is Professor Emeritus at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Turner is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Hammersmith is Associate Professor of English at Auburn University.