The Tragedy of Macbeth [With DVD] (Paperback)

By William Shakespeare, Dr Barbara a. Mowat (Editor), Paul Werstine (Editor)

Simon & Schuster, 9781439172254, 223pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2009

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Description

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.


Praise For The Tragedy of Macbeth [With DVD]

"Macbeth is a blast...ghoulish...beguiling...sardonic...an expression of how captivating an evening of crackling Shakespeare can be." -- Peter Marks, The Washington Post



"The explosive and overwhelming effect of a truck bomb...this horrific, riveting Macbeth ought to be seen by as many people as possible." -- Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

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