NEISD - Community Education

ALIR - MacBeth - The Play, The Tragedy, The Legacy

For some "Macbeth" is the "bleakest of tragedies". This course will examine such a view in terms of cultural context, critical theory and production history. This approach should permit us to explore how Shakespeare displays society's deepest fears on stage and appreciate why the Bard could describe life as a "walking shadow...a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing". We will read the play so students should have a copy available.