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Macbeth by William Shakespeare
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Hamlet was my favorite Shakespeare for a long time... and then I read Macbeth. Being an incredibly ambitious person, I'm not sure exactly what it is I like about Macbeth - maybe it's the Scottish thing, maybe it's the way that three women essentially control the entire play, maybe it's because I love the name Macduff. Stylistically, I actually like the writing in Macbeth more than Hamlet, possibly because Hamlet has been quoted so many times that it seems a bit hokey, whereas so many of the beautiful moments in Macbeth are still brutal and piercing. There's something about reading this that's like walking in very cold air. I've never been so alert/awake/aware while reading another Shakespeare play as I was for this one.
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Started Reading
January 1, 2002 – Finished Reading
June 8, 2007 – Shelved
June 19, 2007 – Shelved as: fiction
June 19, 2007 – Shelved as: favorites
September 22, 2007 – Shelved as: own
September 22, 2007 – Shelved as: for-school
May 3, 2013 – Shelved as: murders-and-mysteries
February 11, 2014 – Shelved as: in-a-land-far-away
February 11, 2014 – Shelved as: in-a-time-long-ago
October 13, 2014 – Shelved as: oh-great-spirit
October 5, 2015 – Shelved as: all-the-worlds-a-stage
January 22, 2016 – Shelved as: lords-and-swords
August 24, 2016 – Shelved as: pop-pop-popular

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