Free Will, Witches, Murder, and Macbeth, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 409
MACBETH BY SHAKESPEARE // SUMMARY - CHARACTERS, SETTING & THEME
Macbeth - A Complete Analysis (Shakespeare's Works Explained)
The ONLY Ten Quotes You Need To Learn From Macbeth
Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606. It dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Of all the plays that Shakespeare wrote during the reign of James I, who was patron of Shakespeare's acting company, Macbeth most clearly reflects the playwright's relationship with his sovereign. It was first published in the Folio of 1623, possibly from a prompt book, and is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy.