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  • Macbeth a tragedy by William Shakespeare
    • Plot
    • Date and text
    • Characters
    • Themes
    • Historical origins
    • The Scottish play
    • Wichcraft in Shakespeare time
  • Plot A story about a murder of a King Macbeth’s rise and fall The revenge of Macbeth Three witches who plot against Macbeth
  • Date and text Between 1603-1606 allusion to Gunpowder plot celebration of King James and Stuart
  • Characters Duncan Macbeth Banquo Lady Macbeth Fleance Macduff Three witches King of Scotland a general in the army of Duncan Macbeth’s friend and general Macbeth’s wife Banquo’s son Thane of Fife
  • Macbeth Hero or villain person? Brave Loyal Ambitious Killer Drip
  • Lady Macbeth
    • Persuasive
    • Evil
    • Weighty
  • Themes
    • Short tragedy
    • Tragedy of a character
    • Tragedy of moral order
    • Poetic tragedy
  • Historical origins
    • Sources
    Raphael Holinshed Hector Boece
    • Historical accounts of King Macbeth of Scotland
  • The Scottish play
    • Bad luck to mention Macbeth
    • Use of spells of real witches
    • Different remeditation
  • Wichcraft in Shakespeare time Widespread belief in witches Power from the devil Women victims of false accusation
  • Links by Martina Di Matteo & Elisabetta Guarino http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/english/shakespeare_sums/macbeth_summ_intro.shtml http://library.thinkquest.org/19539/macbeth.htm#char http://www.shakespeare-online.com/playanalysis/macbeth.html http:// www.wikipedia.com