“exquisite words and … ambition without conscience”
In an age of power politics, Donald Trump and ethical depravity, Macbeth remains one of the most compelling dramas of overwhelming political ambition in the English language. The events that follow Macbeth’s “ambition without conscience” can still shock a modern audience.
This new edition includes an original playtext and notes. Other features of the Shakespeare Made in Canada series include character and plot synopses, a note on the text, and tips on reading Shakespeare. A new preface by playwright Judith Thompson recalls her own troubled interaction with the play. Professor Daniel Fischlin’s compelling new introduction explores key topics in Macbeth; his research into the play’s production history has also revealed some fascinating Canadian connections to Macbeth that take us into a world of political ambition, corruption, and assassination in our own country.
This Canadian edition of Macbeth features nine black and white images, including some never before published.
201 pages • 6x9 • paper • Includes new introduction by
Professor Daniel Fischlin • new preface by playwright Judith Thompson • plot synopsis • character synopsis • a note on the text • ten tips to reading Shakespeare • 9 black and white photographs
publication: September 2016