Thursday, December 27, 2012
5 Interesting Facts About Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Staging Hamlet, conversely, is something of an epic, which often means that it is cut, or the audience members leave with very numb buttocks. Penned between 1603 and 1607, Macbeth was one of the first plays Shakespeare produced under the reign of the new king, James I. Despite its longevity, the play is very much a product of its time, with many nudges and winks to England’s new king as well as references to the political unease of the era. Here are just a few interesting facts about Shakespeare’s Macbeth and the playwright’s motives in writing it.