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Book Title: The Tragedie of Macbeth|
The author of the book: William Shakespeare
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Edition: Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers
Date of issue: February 1st 2000
ISBN 13: 9781557832900
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 19.31 MB
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Years after first adding this to my "Shakespeare" shelf, I finally sat down and did it. So here, long overdue, is
The Scottish Play, abridged:
WITCHES: Bibbity bobbity boo! Time to fuck with the mortals!
DUNCAN: Isn’t Macbeth great? Now there’s a guy I can always trust to have my back. I should promote him.
MACBETH AND DUNCAN: WEEEEE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, MY FRIEEEENDS. YES WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, WEEEE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, NO TIME FOR -
WITCHES: Oh, and Banquo, your kids are going to be kings someday. Good luck working that one out! *POOFvanish*
MACBETH: Great news, honey! I meet these witches and they told me I was gonna be the thane of Cawdor and then BAM the king promoted me, and they also said I was gonna be king someday, so I guess Duncan’s going to make me his heir or something.
LADY MACBETH: Cool. I’ll invite him over and then you can kill him.
MACBETH: I…wait, what?
LADY MACBETH: KILL THE KING, YOU PUSSY!
DUNCAN: Hey, Macbeth, how’s my favorite -
MACBETH: I KEEL YOU!
DUNCAN’S SONS: *GTFO*
BANQUO: So anyway, son, apparently you’re going to be king someday, but I don’t really see how since now Macbeth’s the king, but anyway...
ASSASSIN: I KEEL YOU!
BANQUO’S SON: *GTFO*
MACBETH: Hey there, nice witches, I need some help. I just saw Duncan's ghost and I’ve been killing a lot of people and my wife’s losing what few marbles she had to begin with –
LADY MACBETH: THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE! THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE! I KEEL MYSELF (offstage)!
MACBETH: - and I’m not so sure about this whole prophecy thing anymore.
WITCHES: Don’t sweat it, you can’t be killed by any man born of woman, and you won’t really be in trouble until the forest starts moving.
MACBETH: Wait, didn’t something kind of like that happen in The Lord of the Rings?
WITCHES: NO. Also, watch out for Macduff.
MACBETH: Cool, I’ll go kill his whole family now.
WITCHES: This is just too much fun. We should have thought of this years ago.
MACDUFF: Macbeth, you are SO going down.
MACBETH: Joke’s on you, sucker! I can’t be killed by anyone born of woman, and since Caesarians haven’t been invented you…oh shit.
MACDUFF: I KEEL YOU!
WITCHES: More popcorn, Hecate?
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Read information about the authorWilliam Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. Scholars believe that he died on his fifty-second birthday, coinciding with St George’s Day.
At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.
Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century. Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights. Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime, and in 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare's.
Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the nineteenth century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians hero-worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry". In the twentieth century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are consistently performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.
According to historians, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets throughout the span of his life. Shakespeare's writing average was 1.5 plays a year since he first started writing in 1589. There have been plays and sonnets attributed to Shakespeare that were not authentically written by the great master of language and literature.
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