Author(s): Ewan Fernie (University of Birmingham, UK)
The tragedy is done, the tyrant Macbeth dead. The time is free. But for how long? As Macduff pursues dreams of national revival, smaller lives are seeding. In the ruins of Dunsinane, the Porter tries to keep his three young boys safe from the nightmare of history. In a nunnery deep in Birnam Wood, a girl attempts to forget what she lost in war. Flitting between them, a tortured clairvoyant shakes with the knowledge of what's to come. An unprecedented collaboration between two leading Shakespeareans, Macbeth, Macbeth sparks a whole new world from the embers of Shakespeare's great tragedy. The crow makes wing to the rooky wood...
Written by two leading Shakespearean critics, this critical re-imagining of Shakespeare's Macbeth opens up vivid new insights into one of the most familiar plays in the literary canon.
Ewan Fernie is Professor of Shakespeare Studies at The Shakespeare Institute (University of Birmingham), Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. Simon Palfrey is Professor of English Literature at Brasenose College, University of Oxford, UK.
Introduction 1, Macbeth, Macbeth Further Reading Index