Follow the tragic rise and fall of Macbeth, whose boundless ambition, fueled by witches' prophesies, traps him and Lady Macbeth in a web of political intrigue, madness, and murder. This study aid offers a detailed narrative guide to "The Scottish Play," dramatic readings, critical analysis, and an introduction to Shakespeare's London. Author Mark Breitenberg, Ph.D, is a teacher of literature and critical theory at Swarthmore College, specializing in Shakespeare and Renaissance culture. Narrator Roger Rees is an associate artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company. This guide is part of the A+ AUDIO series from Time Warner, an innovative set of study materials that will help you to better understand, appreciate, and enjoy great works of literature. Look for other A+ titles from Audible in the Education section of Personal Development.
With all the literary and cultural references to Macbeth I felt as though I had read it at some time in my life. Not so, and I decided that I probably should. I purchased Macbeth and not very far into it I realized that I had not a clue as to what was going on. Back to Audible to find a "guide". A Study Guide to Macbeth is a remarkable book. Mark Breitenberg brings to life not only the play itself but brings to the reader a unique insight into the time of Shakespeare and the time the play was first performed. Even if you are familiar with Macbeth, you will learn so much more from this book. After reading Mark Breitenbeg's book, I returned to the play and what had at first been a jumble of incomprehensible chatter turned into a literary feast. Treat yourself to this one!
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