Macbeth: The DVD Edition (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Macbeth: The DVD Edition (Folger Shakespeare Library)


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"Macbeth: The DVD Edition" includes everything you've come to expect from the Folger Shakespeare Library editions of Shakespeare's plays -- facing-page explanatory notes, scene-by-scene plot summaries, illustrations from the Folger archives -- combined here with a bonus DVD of a performance of "Macbeth" recorded before a rapt audience in the Folger's intimate Elizabethan Theatre. Conceived and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner, this acclaimed production showcases the inventive magic of Teller, who, with Posner, contributes a new foreword to this edition, writing about their vision of the play as a "supernatural horror thriller." "Macbeth: The DVD Edition" is the perfect volume for those encountering the play for the first time and for those finding brilliant new insights into a classic.
THIS DVD EDITION INCLUDES:
- DVD of the 2008 Folger Theatre/Two River Theater Company production -- with over 50 minutes of special features, including interviews with the directors, actors, designers, and scholars
- Foreword by directors Teller and Aaron Posner on the staging of "Macbeth"
- Freshly edited text based on the 1623 First Folio
- Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
- A key to the play's famous lines and phrases
- An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language in "Macbeth"
- Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
- An essay by Susan Snyder that provides a modern perspective on the play

Title: Macbeth: The DVD Edition (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Author: Shakespeare, William; Mowat, Dr. Barbara A. [Editor]; Werstine Ph.D., Paul [Editor];

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2009-09-08

ISBN/UPC Number: 1439172250

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9781439172254

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9781439172254

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