Author(s): Robert S. White
Macbeth is a timeless tragedy that has enthralled theatre-goers for the last 400 years. Dark and violent, it is a cautionary tale about ambition and greed, charting the meteoric and brutal rise and fall of Macbeth as he chases the throne of Scotland. In Macbeth: Horizons Past and Present, renowned Shakespeare scholar R.S. White thoroughly examines Macbeth: its historical context and source material, as well as its characters, themes, and imagery. This book also features an updated account of the play in performance, including cinematic, theatrical, and musical adaptations. First published in 1995 as a part of Sydney University Press's Horizon Studies in Literature series, this edition features several new chapters and gives new insight into the characterisations and performance of the text.