Annotations for Macbeth
Bringing the Shakespeare page to life.
The Sourcebooks Shakespeare Edition of Macbeth features an integrated audio CD with 26 classic performances by different actors throughout the twentieth century, narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi. Detailed essays, commentary and photos accompany our newly edited text of the play with insights from a noted Shakespeare scholar.
Hear 14 classic scenes including:
--Orson Welles and Sir Alec Guinness, both as Macbeth
--Harriet Walter and Fiona Shaw, both as Lady Macbeth
--David Tennant as the Porter
See images from notable productions:
--Trevor Nunn's 1976 RSC production with Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench
--Roman Polanski's 1971 film
--Michael Kahn's 2004 production at the Shakespeare Theatre Company
--Costume and set renderings from the 1937-38 production at the Old Vic starring Laurence Olivier and Judith Anderson
Read essays and commentary with insights from:
--Gregory Doran, Chief Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company on Shakespeare in performance
--Douglas Lanier, editor of Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture on Macbeth as inspiration for contemporary media
--Text editor William P. Williams, 2003-04 Hinman Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library, on productions of Shakespeare throughout history
Additional essays dissect a contemporary performance, offer a modern cast's insights into their characters, and uncover the history of Shakespeare's world.