There will always be a gap between the perceptions of twentieth-century readers and the attitudes of Shakespeare's audience, but in a play like Macbeth, where so much seems to depend on the supernatural, the gap is bound to be wider.

The subjects covered in the following pages include:

See also:

Ed Frielander's site dedicated to Macbeth.

Footnotes

  1. Summary: facts about Macbeth

    Written:1604-07
    First published: in the Folio (1623).
    First mention:Simon Forman saw a performance at the Globe in 1611.

    Source:Raphael Holinshed'sChronicles of England Scotland, and Ireland (1587). See the illustration in Holinshed of Macbeth's meeting with the witches.