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by William Shakespeare

Macbeth is Shakespeare's famous tragedy of a Scottish king who attains the throne by murder.

Bibliographic notes

As with Shakespeare's other plays, there is no "original" manuscript or author-supervised publication of Macbeth. The earliest publication of the play known to exist is the First Folio of 1623, published seven years after Shakespeare's death. Subsequent editions of the play are largely based on this edition.

See also
Source editions and performances
  • [Info] Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, ed. by Anthony Dawson (HTML and page images with commentary at Internet Shakespeare Editions). Includes links to the first 4 folios, and documentation of more than 100 performances.
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