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5.0 out of 5 stars "Full of sound and fury", 18 April 2012
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This review is from: The Tragedy of Macbeth: The Oxford Shakespeare (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)
I really like these Oxford individual editions of Shakespeare, under the general editorship of Stanley Wells. The introductions and notes are generally up-to-date and informed by relatively recent research, and are attentive to performance as well as poetic text.

Macbeth is a well-known play, dark, tight and swift-moving as it charts a narrative of ambition, assassination, murder and - perhaps above all - guilt. The psycho-pathology of both Macbeth and the superlative though chilling Lady Macbeth makes this seem very 'modern' in lots of way. The poetry here is magnificent, and new readers will find themselves coming across many well-known quotes.

So all in all this is a great edition of this play and especially useful for students, teachers and readers new to Shakespeare since it includes glosses and notes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For Those of Us Who Actually Choose to Read Shakespeare!, 13 Aug. 2013
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J. Drayton (Brisbane QLD Australia) - See all my reviews
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The Oxford Shakespeares are, I think, an excellent first choice for non-academic readers such as myself. The introduction is helpful, readable and - most importantly for those of us who are actually reading for pleasure - actually adds to one's enjoyment of the play.

Tone of footnotes and introduction is, thankfully, never of awful dumbing-down that besets the Macmillan current editions,

References are all on the page rather than collected at the back of the book,

Paper is of a high quality,

Binding is solid,

Typeface is clear and elegant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What I expected, 20 Feb. 2014
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Has a few essays printed as well as the play itself. Came when I expected. Lovely print too as well as a cast list and definitions. No issues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First rate Kindle Fire edition., 13 Nov. 2014
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'Print replica edition' means that the pages on the kindle fire appear exactly as they do in the paperback book edition with footnotes at the foot of the page. This makes the play much easier to read and I hope future Oxford Shakespeare editions follow suit. Unfortunately, this format is not available on kindle readers, only on the fire tablets. This is by far the best way I have found to read this play, and as others have noted, it is an excellent edition for students and general readers alike. And what a play!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Tragedy of Macbeth, 29 Jan. 2015
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M. E. Wood "robbiejay" (scotland) - See all my reviews
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The Tragedy of Macbeth: The Oxford Shakespeare (Oxford World's Classics), is a super book, my granddaughter wanted a copy for Christmas, she loves it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Sept. 2014
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Great book, thank you
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 Sept. 2014
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