Sunday, April 15, 2012

Macbeth - W. Shakespeare

Strangely, I can't recollect ever having read this before (strange, what with me being such a well-read and educated lady, n'est-ce pas?!) but then, everyone is already familiar with the plot, so it's hard to say.
At any rate, this is choice Shakespeare, and as such there is no growing weary of it.

The edition, however, leaves much to be desired. The notes are OK (Do not read Shakespeare without notes! You'll be missing all the puns, metaphors, double-entendres and allusions to subjects that are no longer commonplace enough.) but the introduction is mere paraphrase, where it could / should be an initiation to the main themes and motifs.
Oxford World classics is what I would generally recommend.

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