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Macbeth, Shakespeare,  William
Macbeth
William Shakespeare

Hardback $16.99 - Pan Macmillan UK
Display & Gift Books - Published: 26/Jul/2016 - ISBN: 9781909621886

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in 1564. The date of his birth is unknown but is celebrated on 23 April, which happens to be St George's Day, and the day in 1616 on which Shakespeare died.

Aged eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. They had three children. Around 1585 William joined an acting troupe on tour in Stratford from London, and thereafter spent much of his life in the capital. By 1595 he had written five of his history plays, six comedies and his first tragedy, <b><i>Romeo and Juliet</i></b>. In all, he wrote thirty-seven plays and much poetry, and earned enormous fame in his own lifetime in prelude to his immortality. Shakespeare's darkest play in a pocket, collectible edition. Dark and violent, <b><i>Macbeth</i></b> is also the most theatrically spectacular of Shakespeare's tragedies. Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, Macbeth murders the king to ensure his ambitions are realized. But he soon learns the meaning of terror - killing once, he must kill again and again, and the dead return to haunt him. A story of war and witchcraft, <b><i>Macbeth</i></b> also explores the relationship between husband and wife, and the risks they are prepared to take to achieve their desires.

This <b>Macmillan Collector's Library</b> edition is illustrated throughout by renowned artist Sir John Gilbert (1817-1897), and features and introduction by Dr Robert Mighall.

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the<b> Macmillan Collector's Library</b> is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. <b>Macmillan Collector's Library</b> are books to love and treasure.

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