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Sites about MacBeth

by William Shakespeare

Tragedy about the rise and fall of a Scottish prince, MacBeth.

Characters: MacBeth, Lady MacBeth, MacDuff
Keywords: “the Scottish play”

Critical sites about MacBeth

Angels and Ministers of Grace: Theatrical Superstitions Through the Ages
Overview of superstition surrounding MacBeth and other plays that are believed to be “cursed”. Gives a history of accidents coinciding with performances of MacBeth, and speculates on various explanations for the supposed bad luck that surrounds it.
Contains: Content Analysis,
Author: Kristen McDermott
From: Journal of Mythic Arts, Winter 2005.
Keywords: actors, actresses, theater, theatre, superstitions, accidents, curse, curses
Introduction to Macbeth
Text of an introductory lecture on Macbeth, discussing character motivations, morality, tragic elements, and some aspects of Freudian interpretation.
Contains: Character Analysis, Content Analysis,
Author: Ian Johnston
Macbeth: Fair Is Foul and Foul Is Fair
Brief discussion of how Jacobean events are reflected in MacBeth, with a focus on how themes of dichotomy and opposition can be emphasized in theatrical production to capture aspects of social conflict in Jacobean Scotland.
Contains: Character Analysis, Historical Context, Content Analysis,
Author: Michael Flachmann
From: Midsummer Magazine, 1996.
Keywords: theater, theatre, production, theme, costume, costumes, costuming,
To Strut and Fret Upon the Stage: Theatrical Interpretation of Sources for Macbeth
Discusses Shakespeare’s historical sources for Macbeth, focusing on their implications for stage production and character construction.
Contains: Character Analysis, Historical Context,
Author: Joseph Lockett
Keywords: drama, theatre, theater, acting, characterization, production, stage

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Last Updated Apr 29, 2013