Macbeth Summary
William Shakespeare

Everything you need to understand or teach Macbeth by William Shakespeare.

  • Macbeth Summary & Study Guide
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
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Macbeth Summary

At about 2100 lines, Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and among the briefest of his plays. Scholars generally agree that the drama was written around 1606 because various references in the play correspond to events which occurred in that year. Many also believe that it was composed for a performance before King James I, who had a deep interest in witchcraft. Quite possibly the play was one of the court entertainments offered to King Christian...

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