Reading of Macbeth April 23rd 6:00

"Come what come may, time and the hour run through the roughest day."  To celebrate Shakespears's birthday, join us for a dramatic reading of Macbeth.  Parts will be assigned by three witches.  A tragedy in five acts.  Beware.

Event date: 

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Event address: 

252 Main St.
Hamilton, MT 59840
Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780743477109
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 1st, 2003

In 1603, James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne, becoming James I of England. London was alive with an interest in all things Scottish, and Shakespeare turned to Scottish history for material. He found a spectacle of violence and stories of traitors advised by witches and wizards, echoing James's belief in a connection between treason and witchcraft.

 

In depicting a man who murders to become king, Macbeth teases us with huge questions. Is Macbeth tempted by fate, or by his or his wife's ambition? Why does their success turn to ashes?

 

Like other plays, Macbeth speaks to each generation. Its story was once seen as that of a hero who commits an evil act and pays an enormous price. Recently, it has been applied to nations that overreach themselves and to modern alienation. The line is blurred between Macbeth's evil and his opponents' good, and there are new attitudes toward both witchcraft and gender.