by William Shakespeare
Macbeth is the shortest and last of Shakespeare’s four great tragedies — the others being Hamlet, King Lear and Othello — and is considered by many scholars to be his darkest work. The play is considered the archetypal tale of the dangers of power and betrayal of friends. This edition is based on the 1914 Oxford edition, which ranks among the most authoritative of the 20th century.
About the Author
William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon” (or simply “the Bard”). His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays, 154 sonnets, three long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.