Macbeth

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Act by Act Analysis

Macbeth is famous for its masterful interweaving of political machination and madness. These questions ask you to contemplate how Shakespeare manages to set up a prophecy, start a war, reverse the power dynamics of Scotland, push his characters towards madness, and flip the power dynamics back again — all in five short acts. How does the structure of the play propel the action?

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General Analysis

Macbeth has inspired countless adaptations — including, most recently, the much-vaunted series House of Cards. Why is "the Scottish play" still timely? What does Shakespeare suggest about ambition, corruption, guilt, and madness? How do the ghosts and witches function? What is the role of women in politics? And how do we resist the dangerous pull of power?

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