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SHAKESPEARE

MACBETH

EDITED WITH A LIFE OF SHAKESPEARE, AN ACCOUNT OF
THE THEATRE IN HIS TIME, AND NUMEROUS

AIDS TO THE STUDY OF THE PLAY

BY

SAMUEL THURBER, JR.

NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

AND

R. ADELAIDE WITHAM
PRINCIPAL, THE BARSTOW SCHOOL

KANSAS CITY

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THIS new edition of Macbeth aims to present the tragedy not only as a piece of literature to be read, but as the acting play which Shakespeare wrote for the Globe Theatre. The editors have tried also to meet halfway — and in a human way - all the eager interest which students actually feel in studying into a Shakespeare tragedy. Some idea is given of the way Shakespeare worked, and of the way his work affected the people for whom he wrote,- among them ourselves, - for he is

· proved to-day, in every class-room where he is really loved, to be “not of an age, but for all time.”

The notes have been made very full. Questions and comments for preparing the day's lesson and for classroom discussion are numerous. The sections on Tragic Destination in Macbeth, the Dramatic Construction of Macbeth, the Value of Character Contrast in Macbeth, and Verse and Prose in Macbeth are intended to bring out clearly the distinctive features that make Macbeth, next to Hamlet, the greatest of Shakespeare's tragedies

- and even greater than Hamlet in sure construction and dynamic effect.

The present edition is for class study and does not pretend to any original research or scholarship. Numerous authorities have been consulted, Dr. Furness's Variorum Edition of Macbeth and Professor Moulton's Slakespeare

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