The Ignatius Critical Editions represent a tradition-oriented alternative to popular textbook series such as the Norton Critical Editions orOxford World Classics, and are designed to concentrate on traditional readings of the Classics of world literature. Whereas many modern critical editions have succumbed to the fads of modernism and post-modernism, this series will concentrate on tradition-oriented criticism of these great works. Edited by acclaimed literary biographer, Joseph Pearce, the Ignatius Critical Editions will ensure that traditional moral readings of the works are given prominence, instead of the feminist, or deconstructionist readings that often proliferate in other series of 'critical editions'. As such, they represent a genuine extension of consumer-choice, enabling educators, students and lovers of good literature to buy editions of classic literary works without having to 'buy into' the ideologies of secular fundamentalism. The series is particularly aimed at tradition-minded literature professors offering them an alternative for their students. The initial list will have about 15 - 20 titles. The goal is to release three books a season, or six in a year.
A young man from a small provincial town moves to London in the late 1580s and, in a remarkably short time, becomes the greatest playwright not of his age alone but of all time. How is an achievement of this magnitude to be explained? Stephen Greenblatt brings us down to earth to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented boy, surrounded by the rich tapestry of Elizabethan life, could have become the world’s greatest playwright.
Infamously known as the cursed "Scottish play," Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. When General Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will one day be King of Scotland, Lady Macbeth convinces him to get rid of anyone who could stand in his way – including committing regicide. As Macbeth ascends to the throne through bloody murder, he becomes a tyrant consumed by fear and paranoia.
By merging text and audio, this ebook is a perfect learning tool for enhancing comprehension and enjoyment. It is highly recommended as a study aid for students, teachers, actors and directors. Widely read in high school and college, Macbeth is a text exemplar of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.
Includes scene-by-scene and word-for-word text and audio of L.A. Theatre Works’ full cast performance starring:
James Marsters as Macbeth
Joanne Whalley as Lady Macbeth
Josh Cooke as Banquo and others
JD Cullum as Macduff and Second Murderer
Dan Donohue as Ross
Jeannie Elias as Second Witch and others
Chuma Gault as Lennox and Servant
Jon Matthews as Malcolm
Alan Shearman as Angus and others
André Sogliuzzo as Donalbain, Third Witch and others
Kate Steele as Lady Macduff, First Witch and Apparition
Kris Tabori as Duncan and others.
Directed and adapted by Martin Jarvis for L.A. Theatre Works.