Macbeth by William ShakespeareOne 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 murder.
This 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.
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DIY Linux. Social Media. Read More. You can utilize these in a few different ways: if you want to just read the modern version, go ahead! If you find footnotes and explanations confusing inside paper copies of Shakespeare, try reading the original text and referring to the modern side when you come across an unfamiliar phrase. Or, read the original and then read the same page in the modern text to reinforce your understanding of it.
Sheila T Cavanagh does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
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Sign In Sign Up. A line-by-line translation. Table of Contents. Act 1, Scene 1. Act 1, Scene 2. Act 1, Scene 3. Act 1, Scene 4.