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DOWNLOAD á Macbeth æ One night on the heath, the brave and respected general Macbeth encounters three witches who foretell that he will become king of Scotland At first sceptical, he s urged on by the ruthless, single minded ambitions of Lady Macbeth, who suffers none of her husband s doubt But seeing the prophecy through to the bloody end leads them both spiralling into paranoia, tyranny, madness, and murderThis shocking tragedy a violent caution to those seeking power for its own sake is, to this day, one of Shakespeare s most popular and influential masterpieces By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes Shakespeare s shortest tragedy is also one of his most powerful Macbeth s lust for power is compulsory, when confronted with the witches prophesy he is drawn into the tragedy as if he were a runaway train on tracks He must fulfill his ambition To morrow, and to morrow, and to morrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,To the last syllable of recorded time And all our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death Mac By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes Shakespeare s shortest tragedy is also one of his most powerful Macbeth s lust for power is compulsory, when confronted with the witches prophesy he is drawn into the tragedy as if he were a runaway train on tracks He must fulfill his ambition To morrow, and to morrow, and to morrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,To the last syllable of recorded time And all our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death Macbeth is a tragic hero but, like Richard III, is also villain, and like Milton, Shakespeare immerses his audience in a character study of dark shadows By casting the lot and allowing his tragedy to live out to its necessarily bloody conclusion, Shakespeare was drawing on primal heartstrings that people of his time, and people for all time, can relate At the black heart of this play is a fear of death, and yet a perverse and paradoxical fascination with it as well Stars, hide your fires Let not light see my black and deep desires Though written and produced in the late 1500s and early 1600s originally the subject involves witchcraft and sorcery and harkens to a pagan past, not too long lost on the folks sitting at the Globe No doubt ancient family legends and folk tales still resounded in dank cellars and back rooms, and the imagery and symbolism Shakespeare used to such potent effect served as a chilling contrast with the Christian spectators The inchoate curse of guilt for naked ambition is a theme readily apparent Out, out, brief candle Life s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard noIt is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing Lady Macbeth is one of the great female characters in literature Her role as a temptress and wily beneficiary of the ruthless plan, and her eventual abysmal fall is one that resounds with readers and audiences to this day Things without all remedy should be without regard what s done is done Ladies and gentlemen, may I present A Thing You Probably Didn t Want But Are Going To Get Anyway Macbeth, in GIFs Witches King Duncan to Macbeth Macbeth to King secretly Lady Macbeth Macbeth Lady Macbeth to Macbeth Macbeth to Duncan Everyone Malcom and Donalbain Macbeth Macbeth to Banquo Macbeth Fleance Malcolm to Macduff Macduff and Malcom Macbeth Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth Macbeth Army Macbeth Macbeth Witc Ladies and gentlemen, may I present A Thing You Probably Didn t Want But Are Going To Get Anyway Macbeth, in GIFs Witches King Duncan to Macbeth Macbeth to King secretly Lady Macbeth Macbeth Lady Macbeth to Macbeth Macbeth to Duncan Everyone Malcom and Donalbain Macbeth Macbeth to Banquo Macbeth Fleance Malcolm to Macduff Macduff and Malcom Macbeth Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth Macbeth Army Macbeth Macbeth Witches Everyone Don t you kind of hate how we ve entered the decadent phase of Goodreads wherein perhaps fifty percent orof the reviews written by non teenagers and non romancers are now naked and unabashed in their variously effective attempts at being arch, wry, meta, parodic, confessional, and or snarky Don t you kind of pine secretly, in the marrow of your gut s merry druthers for the good ol days of Goodreads known then as GodFearingGoodlyReading.com when all reviews were uniformly plainspoke Don t you kind of hate how we ve entered the decadent phase of Goodreads wherein perhaps fifty percent orof the reviews written by non teenagers and non romancers are now naked and unabashed in their variously effective attempts at being arch, wry, meta, parodic, confessional, and or snarky Don t you kind of pine secretly, in the marrow of your gut s merry druthers for the good ol days of Goodreads known then as GodFearingGoodlyReading.com when all reviews were uniformly plainspoken, merely utilitarian, unpretentious, and above all else dull, dull, dull Don t you kind of hate when people say don t you think this way or feel that way in an effort to goad you both psychologically and grammatically into agreeing with them In the words of ABBA I do, I do, I do , I do, I do.Well, because the interwebs is a world in which the past stands shoulder to shoulder with the present and with fetish porn , we can revisit the past in its inviolable presentness any time we wish Or at least until this website finally tanks.Consider won t you Matt Nieberle s review of Macbeth in its entirety I have bound it with a heavy rope and dragged it here for your perusal Please understand that many a sic are implied in the following reviews its really complicated and stupid why cant we be reading like Romeo and Juliet at least that book is good There you have it Refreshingly, not a review written in one of the witch s voices or alluding to Hillary and Bill Clinton or discussing the reviewer s first period Just a primal yell unleashed into the dark wilderness of the cosmos Yes, Mr Nieberle is probably a teenager, but I admire his ability to strongarm the temptation to be clever or ironic Don t you He speaks the native language of the idk generation with an economy and a clarity that renders his convictions all theemphatic Here s MICHAEL s review of the same play You may know MICHAEL he is the Problems Architect here at Goodreads A problematic title itself in that it implies that he designs problems which might be the case, for all I know This book shouldn t be required reading reading plays that you don t want to read is awful.Reading a play kinda sucks to begin with, if it was meant to be read, then it would be a novel, not a play On top of that the teach had us students read the play aloud on person for each character for a couple pages None of us had read the play before None of us wanted to read it I made the mistake of taking the easy english class for 6 years The teacher picked students that looked like they weren t paying attention All of this compounded to make me pretty much hate reading classics for something like 10 years granted macbeth alone wasn t the problem.I also hate iambic pentameter.Pure activism there STOP the mandatory reading of plays It s wrong, morally and academically Plus it can really fuck up your GPA There s no wasteful extravagance in this editorial no fanfare, no fireworks, no linked photos of half naked, oiled up, big bosomed starlets, no invented dialogues between the author and the review writer It s simple and memorable Being required to read plays is wrong, and if you require anyone, under duress, to read a play then you have sinned and are going to hell, if you believe in hell If not, you re going to the DMV.I am also tired of all you smug spelling snobs You damnable fascists with your new fangled dictionaries and your fancy schmancy spell check Sometimes the passionate immediacy of a message overcomes its spelling limitations Also, in this age when we are taught to respect each other s differences, it seems offensively egocentric and mean spirited to expect others to kowtow to your petty linguistic rules Artistic expression will free itself no matter how you try to shackle it.That s your cue, Aubrey.In my personal opinion, the play Macbeth was the worste peice ever written by Shakespeare, and this is saying quite a bit considering i also read his Romeo and Juliet Ontop of it s already unbelievable plot, unrealistic characters and absolutly discusting set of morals, Shakespeare openly portrays Lady Macbeth as the true vilian in the play Considering she is mearly the voice in the back round and Macbeth himself is truely committing the hideous crimes, including murder and fraud, I do not see why it is so easy to assume that Macbeth would be willing to do good instead of evil if only his wife werepossitive I believe that this play is uterally unrealistic.But the following is by far the ne plus ultra of classic book reviewing While succinct and without any distracting inclination to coyness or cuteness, Jo s review alludes to a bitterness so profound that it is inexpressible One imagines a few Signet Classic Editions hacked to bits with pruning shears in Jo s vicinity.I hate this play So much so that I can t even give you any analogies or similes as to how much I despise it An incrementally snarkier type might have said something like I hate this play like a simile I can t come up with Not Jo She speaks a raw, undecorated truth unfit for figurative language And there s certainly nothing wrong with that Once in a great while, when you get neck deep in dandified pomo hijinks, it s a nice wallow in the hog pen you re itchin for Thank you, Jo I love you and your futile grasping at similes that can t approach the bilious hatred in your heart You are mine, and I am yours Figuratively speaking, of course And now here s my review Macbeth by William Shakespeare is the greatest literary work in the English language, and anyone who disagrees is an asshole and a dumbhead Years after first adding this to my Shakespeare shelf, I finally sat down and did it So here, long overdue, isThe 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 ThaneofGlamisandCawdorandFutureKingsayswhat MACBETH What WIT Years after first adding this to my Shakespeare shelf, I finally sat down and did it So here, long overdue, isThe 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 ThaneofGlamisandCawdorandFutureKingsayswhat MACBETH What WITCHES Oh, and Banquo, your kids are going to be kings someday Good luck working that one out POOFvanish BANQUO Dude.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 anywayASSASSIN 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 any.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 THE END