This Macbeth study guide is the ultimate guide to Shakespeare's shortest and most intense play. First performed in around 1605, the play follows the rise and fall of Macbeth who is brought down by his own excessive ambition.
The story of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy is condensed into this Macbeth summary, capturing the essence of the Bard’s shortest play.
Who are the main Macbeth characters? Why does Macbeth murder? What do the three witches do? What happens to Lady Macbeth? Find out in our Macbeth characters guide.
Read about all of the main Macbeth themes with our concise guide covering ambition and guilt in Macbeth.
The Macbeth witches are essential to the plot of Macbeth because their prophesies drive Macbeth’s thirst for power and enable Lady Macbeth to pursue her own ambitions.
Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most intense and attractive villains. However, as this Macbeth character analysis reveals, he is a complex and multi-faceted character.
This Lady Macbeth character analysis introduces one of Shakespeare’s best female villains and asks if her presentation is misogynistic.
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