This is a useful guide to studying Shakespeare's enthralling tragedy. "Macbeth" is Shakespeare's stark tale of a tormented nobleman driven into a murderous plot by his ambition to assume the throne of Scotland. This new study guide to "Macbeth" includes a selection of the finest criticism from the 17th and 18th centuries up to the 21st, providing an essential resource for readers interested in one of Shakespeare's greatest plays. An introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary, analysis of key passages, a comprehensive character list, and a biography of Shakespeare round out this in-depth study aid.It includes criticism from: Samuel Pepys (1664-1668); Samuel Johnson (1745); Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1818); Victor Hugo (1864); A.C. Bradley (1904); Sigmund Freud (1916); John Berryman (1976); and, William Empson (1986).
Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale
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