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‘Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow/Creeps in this petty pace from day to day/To the last syllable of recorded time…”

Macbeth Act Five, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ———————————— The world is still deceived with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being seasoned with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? The Merchant of Venice, … Continue reading

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“Out, damned spot; out, I say. . . . Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?”

Macbeth Act Five, Part One By Dennis Abrams —————————————— Act Five:  Back in Scotland, Lady Macbeth has been sleepwalking and raving about the various murders.  By the time Malcolm’s forces are marching on to Dunsinane, carrying branches from Birnam Wood … Continue reading

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“By the pricking of my thumbs,/Something wicked this way comes: –“

Macbeth Act Four, Part One By Dennis Abrams ———————– Act Four:  Desperate for information about the future, Macbeth visits the Witches.  He is warned about Macduff but also told that “none of woman born/Shall harm Macbeth.” Hearing that Macduff has … Continue reading

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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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“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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