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  • Macbeth

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Stephen Dillane, Fiona Shaw, full cast
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    By the time Shakespeare came to write Macbeth - almost certainly in 1605/1606 - he had already completed three of the great tragedies with which modern audiences are so familiar: Hamlet (1601), Othello (1603), and King Lear (1605). Each of those plays gives us an eponymous hero who is in some significant way flawed, but for whom we also inevitably feel deep sympathy, whatever his errors or crimes. But in MacBeth, Shakespeare has chosen for his tragic hero a man guilty of the most terrible crime imaginable to a Jacobean audience, that of regicide - the murder of a king.

    Marius says: "Fire burn and cauldron bubble - an excellent stew"
    "good reading"
    Overall

    I chose this version because I thought it would be just a reading no a performance since it was not marked that way. One of the witches was completely obscured by what sounded like they recorded it in a parking garage. background noises are distracting more so then helpfully in an audio presentation.

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