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“Things without all remedy / Should be without regard – what’s done is done.”

Macbeth Act Three, Part Three By Dennis Abrams —————————————————- A friend of mine recently recommended I read Stephen Booth’s King Lear, Macbeth, Indefinition and Tragedy.  And while Booth is, in some ways, more academic than I usually care for (or … Continue reading

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“It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood.”

Macbeth Act Three, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ——————————- I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying this reading of Macbeth:  Bloom is right, in its directness and speed, with not a single unnecessary line, it’s a remarkable experience. One … Continue reading

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“I am in blood/Stepp’d in so far that, should I wade no more,/Returning were as tedious as go o’er.”

Macbeth Act Three By Dennis Abrams —————————- Act Three:  Although Banquo has doubts about his friend Macbeth’s role in recent events, he agrees to celebrate the coronation at a banquet. But Macbeth wants Banquo dead, and arranges for assassins to … Continue reading

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“Is this a dagger which I see before me,/The handle toward my hand?”

Macbeth Act Two, Part Two By Dennis Abrams  ———————– I hope you’re all enjoying Macbeth as much as I am.  Having read as much Shakespeare as I’ve done (and as you’ve done) over the last year and a half, I … Continue reading

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“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood/Clean from my hand?”

Macbeth Act Two, Part One By Dennis Abrams ———————————– Act Two:  As Macbeth moves towards Duncan’s chamber, his resolve falters as he comes across Banquo and then is troubled by strange hallucinations. Nonetheless, as Lady Macbeth waits and Duncan’s drugged … Continue reading

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“I would, while it was smiling in my face,/Have plucked my nipple from its boneless gums/And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn/As you have done to this.”

Macbeth Act One, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ———————— It would be fascinating to know what James I – or any of his contemporaries for that matter – made of the other strong female character in the play – the … Continue reading

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“When shall we three meet again?/In thunder, lightning, or in rain?/When the hurly-burly’s done,/When the battle’s lost, and won.”

Macbeth Act One, Part One By Dennis Abrams ————— MAIN CHARACTERS King Duncan of Scotland Malcolm, Duncan’s elder son Donalbain, Duncan’s younger son A Captain in Duncan’s army Macbeth, Thane of Glamis Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife Porter at Macbeth’s castle … Continue reading

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