Online Literary Criticism Collection
Sites about MacBeth
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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