The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Kit - 2009
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Macbeth: The DVD Edition includes everything you've come to expect from the Folger Shakespeare Library editions of Shakespeare's plays -- facing-page explanatory notes, scene-by-scene plot summaries, illustrations from the Folger archives -- combined here with a bonus DVD of a performance of Macbeth recorded before a rapt audience in the Folger's intimate Elizabethan Theatre. Conceived and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner, this acclaimed production showcases the inventive magic of Teller, who, with Posner, contributes a new foreword to this edition, writing about their vision of the play as a "supernatural horror thriller." Macbeth: The DVD Edition is the perfect volume for those encountering the play for the first time and for those finding brilliant new insights into a classic.

THIS DVD EDITION INCLUDES:
* DVD of the 2008 Folger Theatre/Two River Theater Company production -- with over 50 minutes of special features, including interviews with the directors, actors, designers, and scholars
* Foreword by directors Teller and Aaron Posner on the staging of Macbeth
* Freshly edited text based on the 1623 First Folio
* Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
* A key to the play's famous lines and phrases
* An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language in Macbeth
* Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
* An essay by Susan Snyder that provides a modern perspective on the play
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, c2009
ISBN: 9781439172254
Branch Call Number: 822.33 T5 SHA
Characteristics: xlviii, 223 p. ; 23 cm. + 1 DVD
Alternative Title: Macbeth. [kit]

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