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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (247,145 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare, Markl Breitenberg Narrator: Roger Rees Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN: 9781594835490
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Macbeth is William Shakespeare’s immortal tale of boundless, bloody ambition. Mystical predictions from witches and ghosts, combined with an uncontrollable lust for power, trap Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth, in a web of political intrigue, madness, and murder.

This Macbeth on A+ Audio study guide was written by Dr. Markl Breitenberg, a teacher of literature and critical theory at Swarthmore College. Dr. Breitenberg specializes in Shakespeare and Renaissance culture. This program is presented by Rogers Rees, an actor and director who recently appeared in the films The Pink Panther, Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, and in the television series The West Wing.

A+ Audio is the innovative audio study guide series that will help you better understand, appreciate, and enjoy great works of literature. With a dramatic presentation that gives voice to the printed word, you’ll experience these classic works as never before.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keziah V | 2/13/2014

    " Considering that I read this for school, I can easily say that this is not something I would want to reread. Ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 nagad halane | 2/12/2014

    " "Macbeth" is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, written in 1605 and published in 1623. The subject is based on a real character Macbeth, King of Scotland, but the tragedy, meanwhile, is completely fictitious and do not have much to do with the life and reign of King who reigned Pictish Scotland from 1040 to 1057. In the UK, a legend, "Macbeth" is a play bringing misfortune. Thus, players often call it "the Scottish play" (The Scottish Play) rather than by name. Pronounce the name of the room in a theater leads, according to belief, the failure of representation. Lady Macbeth is considered one of the most difficult roles for a woman in the western theater. She gets mad because of his involvement in the murder of the king, and dies off stage to the final act. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisy Leather | 2/4/2014

    " This may be one of my ultimate favourite's now too. Wow. Basically all of them are my favourites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aleisha Judge | 1/31/2014

    " i first herd of macbeth from the andy grifths take called just mcbeth. i loved that book and still do. i didnt like the shakespear version as much as andy's but it was pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sadé Hickman | 1/27/2014

    " Shakespeare is Shakespeare. 'Nough said. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry Beavers | 1/25/2014

    " Not my favorite but well-written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Advaita | 1/23/2014

    " Another classic tale by the Bard. The epic mix of greed, ambition and lust and power. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel Murata | 1/22/2014

    " My rating is for the play... which is awesome! However, I would like to note that this edition is a terrible edition. The modern translation is distracting and badly done Additionally, the original translation lacks a decent commentary. Frankly, the edition is neither scholarly nor enjoyable to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gosia | 1/20/2014

    " "By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hotgantina | 12/20/2013

    " "Fair is foul, and foul is fair." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Roberts | 12/19/2013

    " Gory and violent. One of my favourite Shakespeare plays. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessi | 12/16/2013

    " My favorite by Shakespeare. Also creepy is the rumor that the play is cursed, because Shakespeare used actual sacrilegious incantations in the original play. The version we read now is heavily edited and revised. Still good and totally creepy, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haleigh | 12/8/2013

    " Ah, Lady Macbeth, so evil I love it! I loved reading Macbeth! :P "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donald Gadberry | 9/20/2013

    " In my eyes, still the very best of Shakespeare. The dark, brooding atmosphere and characters torn this way and that by ambition, hubris, fear, and fate serve to make this play an incredible production -- cursed or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aparna | 8/13/2013

    " Really, how can one even rate Shakespeare? Macbeth is a classic. I still remember Lady Macbeth and her lines about how all the water from Neptune's ocean couldn't wash the blood on her hands. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joellen | 7/25/2013

    " Sometimes this is my favorite play and sometimes Hamlet is. Just depends on where I am in my life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tahsin | 6/4/2013

    " didn't like it at all. pain in the ass "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elin | 4/15/2013

    " I loved it! I have special feelings towards this play seeing my friends and I acted out a scene for class once. That aside, it's still a wonderful play, and a pleasure to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Bartruff | 3/23/2013

    " Compelling, rich and memorable examination of power, greed and betrayal. Shakespeare seems to know what he was writing about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rik Mets | 3/19/2013

    " Most likely Shakespeare's very best play! Though there are only two main characters (Macbeth and lady Macbeth) the play is rich of figures. The language is wonderful and full of twists and turns. A must-read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 3/19/2013

    " Finished Macbeth this week with my 12th graders. Awesome Newspaper project presentations including obituaries, classified ads, political cartoons and tabloid magazine covers all relating to Macbeth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 2/5/2013

    " I was made read this in college but its only now I understand how time less Shakespeare really is. Great story & relevant today. Really worth re-reading "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darragh | 1/25/2013

    " A great and traditional tragedy play. The base of so many later works! A great fundamental introduction into the tragic genre and a hero's descent into madness. "

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