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Lady Macbeth: On the Couch (On the Couch #3)

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An Ancient Mystery Solved

Scholars, professors, and historians have wondered for centuries how and why Lady Macbeth, the beautiful, beloved wife of a nobleman, had to encourage―nay, push―her husband, Prince Macbeth, to commit the ghastly crime of killing the king.

The great Sigmund Freud himself said that nobody knows why the Lady did so. Dr. Alma Bond spent many years searc
Hardcover, 181 pages
Published January 15th 2014 by Bancroft Press (first published July 16th 2013)
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Oct 30, 2015 Doreen rated it did not like it
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Let me preface my review with two statements. First, I am not a Shakespearean scholar, but I do know the Scottish play quite well since I studied it in university and taught it at least a dozen times in my 30-year career as an English teacher. My students were often given writing-in-role assignments in which they assumed the identity of a character from the play and described an event from his/her point of view. As a result, I was very keen to read this novel which resembles an extended writing- ...more
Macbeth is one of my favorite Shakespearean plays. Yet, the character that intrigues me the most in the play is not Macbeth, but his wife Lady Macbeth. She is the woman who pushed her husband to commit the ghastly crime of regicide. This is because she too is driven by a desire of ambition and greed to become Scotland’s queen. However, like Macbeth, she too has her own tragedy. In Lady Macbeth: On the Couch, Lady Macbeth’s tragedy is once again retold as she tells us her story of what led her to ...more
Mar 10, 2013 Renee rated it liked it
A Look into the Life of Literature's Most Enigmatic Female Character

"Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under't," so advises Lady Macbeth to her husband in Shakespeare's famous tragedy "Macbeth." Interestingly enough, Lady Macbeth could very well be taking her own advice. This devoted wife from Shakespeare's famous play is one of the most outrageous, enigmatic, and intriguing characters in all of literature. Lady Macbeth is infamous for her power of persuasion and manipulation. Wh
Feb 21, 2013 Ionia rated it really liked it
This book is intelligently written and fascinating. If you have ever wanted to get a look inside the mind of your favorite character/historical figure and see the world as they would have, Alma Bond has given you the opportunity to do so through her fantastic work, "Lady Macbeth: On the Couch.

This is a book that will distract you from everything else you are doing. The main character, Lady Macbeth or in such cases Gruoch inghean Bodhe mac Cineadh mhic Dubh Golcomgan Macbeth (a mouthful for sure
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Short punchy chapters deliver the essentials in the story of Lady Macbeth and the rise of Macbeth as King of Scotland.
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Alma H. Bond, PhD, is a psychoanalyst and the author of 20 published books. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, graduated from the post-doctoral program in psychoanalysis at the Freudian Society, and was a psychoanalyst in private practice for thirty-seven years in New York City. She ”retired” to become a full-time writer, but now maintains a small practice ...more
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