Multi Stage History Of Macbeth

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Macbeth (full title The Tragedy of Macbeth), believed to have been written between 1599 and 1606 by William Shakespeare. Throughout its multi-year history, Macbeth has remained one of Shakespeare’s most enduring and popular plays. Half the length of Hamlet, it is the shortest of Shakespeare’s tragedies. Macbeth sustains the title of “an intensity of tragedy” stated by numerous scholars, which never lets up from the play’s dark beginning to its ambiguous conclusion. The stage history of Macbeth has been masked in mystery and superstition over the years and adaptations have incorporated that. Barbara Gaines of the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre states, “the play carries a magic of its own that taboos still exist today against speaking the name

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