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  Enjoying "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare
Macbeth's mother's name is unknown, but she is variously said to have been the daughter of King Kenneth II or the daughter of King Malcolm II.
Macbeth allied with Thorfinn of Orkney, a Norseman.
Macbeth verbally abuses and bullies the people who he needs to defend him (and who are abandoning him), while reflecting to himself on the emptiness and futility of it all.
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That same Macbeth, who once as a warrior could spurn at death, now that he dreads the prospect of the life to come, clings with growing anxiety to his earthly existence the more miserable it becomes, and pitilessly removes out of the way whatever to his dark and suspicious mind seems to threaten danger.
Lady Macbeth, who of all the human participators in the king's murder is the most guilty, is thrown by the terrors of her conscience into a state of incurable bodily and mental disease; she dies, unlamented even by her husband.
Macbeth is still found worthy to die the death of a hero on the field of battle.
www.theatrehistory.com /british/macbeth001.html   (887 words)

 Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Search, Read, Study, Discuss.
Macbeth forgets to return the daggers to the king's guards, so his wife does it for him, bloodying herself too, as Macbeth loses himself in insanity.
Macduff informs Macbeth that he (Macduff) was ripped from his mother's womb, and thus not born of woman.
However, MacBeth may be accepting her provacative statements and her guidance as a subconscious means of reducing his own responsibility for the crime.
www.online-literature.com /shakespeare/macbeth   (1881 words)

 History of the Monarchy > The early Scottish Monarchs > Macbeth
Macbeth's father was Finlay, Mormaer of Moray, and his mother may have been Donada, second daughter of Malcolm II.
In the play, Macbeth and his wife murder the aged King Duncan when he comes to visit them in their castle.
Macbeth was the last Scottish king to be buried on Iona.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page95.asp   (200 words)

 Lambs' Tales From Shakespeare - Macbeth
This Macbeth was a near kinsman to the king, and in great esteem at court for his valour and conduct in the wars; an example of which he had lately given, in defeating a rebel army assisted by the troops of Norway in terrible numbers.
Macbeth first addressed them, when they, seemingly offended, laid each one her choppy finger upon her skinny lips, in token of silence; and the first of them saluted Macbeth with the title of thane of Glamis.
Macbeth, stung with rage, set upon the castle of Macduff, and put his wife and children, whom the thane had left behind, to the sword, and extended the slaughter to all who claimed the least relationship to Macduff.
shakespeare.palomar.edu /lambtales/LTMACB.HTM   (2738 words)

  'Macbeth' Russian style - Entertainment - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Loosely based on Shakespeare's "Macbeth," the opera's libretto weaves the sordid tale of Katerina, a bored and desperately unhappy farm wife married to a wimp (Zinovy) and continually harassed by her bitter and violent father-in-law, Boris.
From bloody floggings to a haphazardly buried corpse ripening in the root cellar, this is rough stuff, punctuated by flly comedic interludes.
"Lady Macbeth" is also intensely Russian, a worthy successor to Modest Mussorgsky's "Boris Godunov." From its vigorous male and mixed peasant choruses to its Wagnerian demands on the singers to its heroically symphonic score, it is one of the 20th century's artistic landmarks.
www.washtimes.com /entertainment/20070205-095139-3551r.htm   (626 words)

  Macbeth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Macbeth, Thane of Glamis, and Banquo, both generals for King Duncan of Scotland, have just defeated an invasion of Scotland by the allied forces of Norway and Ireland led by the rebel Macdonwald.
Macbeth delivers a famous nihilistic soliloquy ("Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow" etc.) upon learning of Lady Macbeth's death (the cause of it is unexplained although it is generally assumed that she committed suicide).
Macbeth is one of Richard Strauss's earliest tone poems (1890).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Macbeth   (3487 words)

 Macbeth of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Macbeth and the witches by Henry Fuseli (Johann Heinrich Füssli) (1741-1825)
The historical content of Shakespeare's play, unlikely to have greatly concerned him, is drawn from Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, which draws on Hector Boece's 1527 Scotorum Historiae which flattered the antecedents of Boece's patron, king James V of Scotland.
John Cargill Thompson's play Macbeth Speaks 1997, a reworking of his earlier Macbeth Speaks, is a monologue delivered by Macbeth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Macbeth_I_of_Scotland   (2072 words)

 An Introduction to Shakespeare's Macbeth   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Macbeth has, in a sense, tried to seize control of the script of his life, to write it in accordance with his desires, in the clear knowledge that that's probably going to be disastrous.
Macbeth's decision to move beyond that morally significant community has failed, his attempt to impose a new order based on murder has failed, but his attempt has exposed the falseness of any complacent assumptions about the effectiveness of traditional order to hold evil easily at bay.
Macbeth is a work of art, and if it is effective, it does its work through our emotional responses to the poetry (and the action in a performance), not by making some closely argued case about the nature of the world.
www.mala.bc.ca /~johnstoi/eng366/lectures/macbeth.htm   (6990 words)

Macbeth is a story about the murder of a king by his brother, the revenge of a son (Macbeth), three witches who plot against Macbeth, and Macbeth’s rise and fall.
Macbeth and Banquo have defeated their enemies in battle, leading King Duncan to give the title of thane of Cawdor to Macbeth (who doesn’t know this yet).
Macbeth was tempted by the witches’ prophesy to kill the King.
library.thinkquest.org /19539/macbeth.htm   (2551 words)

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 Macbeth Theme Page
Creative Writing - Macbeth Two assignments in which students write a eulogy for Macbeth or a series of news articles.
Creative Writing on Macbeth Students assume the role of one of the main characters and create his or her diary of the events.
Evaluative Essay: Macbeth Eight suggested essay topics for junior high school students that are also adaptable to older students.
www.cln.org /themes/macbeth.html   (665 words)

 BBC - History - Macbeth (c.1005 - 1057)
For 14 years Macbeth seems to have ruled equably, imposing law and order and encouraging Christianity.
In 1054, Macbeth was challenged by Siward, Earl of Northumbria, who was attempting to return Duncan's son Malcolm Canmore, who was his nephew, to the throne.
In August 1057, Macbeth was killed at the Battle of Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire by Malcolm Canmore (later Malcolm III).
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/macbeth.shtml   (234 words)

 Macbeth's - Scottish-Beef.com, traditional Scottish meat and game   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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It is produced from our herds of Highland, Shorthorn and Aberdeen Angus cattle which are entirely grass fed during the summer with hay, silage, draff and beet pulp being the ration for the winter.
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 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
Note: This lesson may be taught either as a stand-alone lesson or as a prequel to the complementary EDSITEment lesson, "Shakespeare's Macbeth: Fear and the Motives of Evil".
Shakespeare's use of historical sources in Macbeth is shaped by contemporary concerns about succession and legitimacy, fear of rebellion, and the playwright's deep horror of the crime of killing a king.
Ask students questions about whether or not they think that Macbeth actually sees a ghost, or whether the ghost is just a metaphor for something that is inside him--like the "dagger of the mind" referred to in the quote at the top of this lesson plan (2.1.36-39).
edsitement.neh.gov /view_lesson_plan.asp?id=368   (2269 words)

 Macbeth Summary & Essays - William Shakespeare
On the level of human evil, Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy is about Macbeth's bloody rise to power, including the murder of the Scottish king, Duncan, and the guilt-ridden pathology of evil deeds generating still more evil deeds.
The current trend of critical opinion is toward an upward reevaluation of Lady Macbeth, who is said to be rehumanized by her insanity and her suicide.
Much of this reappraisal of Lady Macbeth has taken place in discussions of her ironically strong marriage to Macbeth, a union that rests on loving bonds but undergoes disintegration as the tragedy unfolds.
www.enotes.com /macbeth   (386 words)

 Legends - Shakespeare's Stories - Macbeth   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In researching Macbeth for her novel, King Hereafter, Dorothy Dunnett concluded that Macbeth and Thorfinn Earl of Orkney were one and the same, "Macbeth" being a baptismal name, but that research has never been published.
Macbeth and Thorfinn are variously allies, antagonists, and half-brothers (not that these are mutually exclusive in medieval Scotland!).
After the defeat of Macbeth and Thorfinn, Duncan's brother Malcolm (later Malcolm III Canmore) may have married Ingibiorg, the widow of Thorfinn (or was it Gruoch, widow of Macbeth?) as his first wife.
legends.duelingmodems.com /shakespeare/macbeth.html   (572 words)

 Drama: Macbeth
MACBETH Had I but died an hour before this chance, I had lived a blessed time; for, from this instant, There 's nothing serious in mortality: All is but toys: renown and grace is dead; The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of.
MACBETH We hear, our bloody cousins are bestow'd In England and in Ireland, not confessing Their cruel parricide, filling their hearers With strange invention: but of that to-morrow, When therewithal we shall have cause of state Craving us jointly.
MACBETH There's comfort yet; they are assailable; Then be thou jocund: ere the bat hath flown His cloister'd flight, ere to fl Hecate's summons The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums Hath rung night's yawning peal, there shall be done A deed of dreadful note.
drama.eserver.org /plays/renaissance/shakespeare/tragedies/macbeth.txt   (12266 words)

 Macbeth Translation: Modern Shakespeare Ebook from NoSweatShakespeare
They filed past the King and Queen and took their seats: the more powerful a man was the nearer he sat to the royal couple at the head of the table.
Lady Macbeth watched him and became concerned when he stopped halfway to his chair and seemed to be lost in thought.
Macbeth backed away, not taking his eyes off his chair.
www.nosweatshakespeare.com /modern_macbeth_online.htm   (877 words)

 Amazon.com: Macbeth: Books: William Shakespeare   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The source of true evil in these pages is the cold and calculating Lady Macbeth; it is she who plots the ultimate betrayal, forcefully pushes her husband to perform the dreadful acts, and cleans up after him when he loses his nerve.
Macbeth, with the urging of his evil and ambitious wife murder King Duncan and ascends to the throne of Scotland.
Macbeth and his evil wife begin to do strange things, partly because of what they have done and also because they never get a whole night's sleep.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671722751?v=glance   (2330 words)

 TeachersFirst Shakespeare - Macbeth
Macbeth On-line - Here's a nice on-line text with "clickable" comments and glossary to help readers undertsand the Bard's Elizabethan style more clearly.
Macbeth - Study Questions - from the Shakespeare Classroom.
Macbeth's Birnam Wood - an artist's rendition; from the Tate Gallery, London.
www.teachersfirst.com /bard/macbeth.html   (218 words)

 Macbeth Navigator Home Page
Character Reviews: Annotated links to all appearances of a single character and all mentions of that character by other characters.
Macbeth: Annotated links to passages that illustrate aspects of Macbeth's character.
Themes and Motifs: Annotated links to passages particularly relevant to significant themes and motifs.
www.clicknotes.com /macbeth   (144 words)

 Macbeth @Web English Teacher
Students analyze the Macbeths' marriage on many different levels by taking elements of that relationship and making them physical.
Students examine Scottish law of 1599 and use the primary source to gain insight into the text of the play.
Strategies and objectives for teaching a sequence of three plays: Macbeth, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Measure for Measure.
www.webenglishteacher.com /macbeth.html   (543 words)

 Teaching Macbeth   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We will discuss the four prominent themes that are presented in Macbeth after we’ve read the whole play.
Assessment: Students will be assessed by their classroom participation, their ability to pull specific examples from the text, and how well they tie their theme to modern day.
Have students point out some of the elements of figurative language that they heard in as the watched the movie.
www.suu.edu /faculty/cook/teaching_macbeth.htm   (544 words)

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