(While discussing/talking about Macbeth in the lecture: aiming to demolish a few ideas about Macbeth but also give a lot of ideas that will really show why this play is the way it is)


Macbeth is Shakespeare's great tragedy.

Macbeth represents a classic tragedy in that its protagonist travels down a dark path of treachery and violence that inevitably leads to his own downfall and death.

Shakespeare wrote quite a lot of tragedys and comedies. He wrote 37 or so in the course of his career.

This play, generally believed to have been staged about 1606, is quite remarkably different from the


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