Length: 304 pages
Audiobook Length: 1 hours and 59 minutes
First Published: 1606
One night on the heath, the brave and respected general Macbeth encounters three witches who foretell that he will become king of Scotland. At first sceptical, he’s urged on by the ruthless, single-minded ambitions of Lady Macbeth, who suffers none of her husband’s doubt. But seeing the prophecy through to the bloody end leads them both spiralling into paranoia, tyranny, madness, and murder.
This shocking tragedy – a violent caution to those seeking power for its own sake – is, to this day, one of Shakespeare’s most popular and influential masterpieces.
Quotes from Macbeth
By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble!
Life … is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
What’s done cannot be undone.
Where shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurlyburly ‘s done, when the battle ‘s lost and won.
Out, damned spot! out, I say!
Movie Trailer for The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021)
About William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, considered one of the greatest writers in the English language. Often called the “Bard of Avon,” his works include Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare died in 1616 at the age of 52.