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From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes Macbeth Study Guide has everything you need.


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I blame the missus: Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth is one of the most powerful female characters in literature. It is one of the most coveted female roles of all time, and actresses who have played this famous role include Judi Dench, Viviene Liegh, Helen Mirren, Greta Scacchi, Sarah Bernhardt, Simone Signoret, Glenda Jackson, Judith Anderson and many more.

Top 10 Lady Macbeths


Thug Notes: Macbeth

What's the word, son? This week we get regicidal with Macbeth!


Macbeth (1971)

The contraversial (back in the 1970's, anyway) film directed by Roman Polanski.


In the Making: Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth

Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotiliard discusses the challenges of her role as Lady Macbeth.


The Macbeths: "a dead butcher and his fiend-like queen"? Have your say!

Do you agree with Malcolm at the end of the play? Or do you think the characters are more complicated than that?

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Macbeth quizzes & trivia

In theater circles, Macbeth is considered to be an unlucky play. Saying the play's name aloud is considered bad luck —that's why it's often referred to as "the Scottish play."

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Want to be able to impress people with your Macbeth knowledge at dinner parties? Get your trivia here.

Cliff's Notes : Macbeth

Macbeth JEOPARDY! game

Test your Macbeth knowledge in teams with this fun game.

Ultimate Macbeth Word Puzzle

Click below to print out puzzle!


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