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Macbeth
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Shakespeare and the Performing Arts, The Kennedy Center presents American Shakespeare Theatre, artistic director, Michael Kahn "Macbeth," by William Shakespeare, directed by Michael Kahn, associate director Garland Wright, scenery by Douglas W. Schmidt, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting by Marc B. Weiss, electronic music composed by Pril Smiley, duels staged by Larry Carpenter.
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BookishBecky
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Am i strange because i like Macbeth? Ever since studying it in High School, Ive been facinated by it!
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CoffeeNBooks This is my favorite Shakespeare play! 5d
batsy Not at all! One of my faves. 4d
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Andrea313
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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"Screw your courage to the sticking place, and we'll not fail." #Stick #QuotsySept19
@TK-421

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TheEllieMo
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Jeanette Nolan was #ElegantEvil as Lady Macbeth in the 1948 film version of the play.

#AugustABC @Eggs

Megabooks They really don‘t make them like they used to! Simply gorgeous! 1mo
Crazeedi She's just beautiful and what 👆 said. Classic woman 1mo
Eggs Even her crown is elegant evil with those hostile spikes 1mo
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gradcat
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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1. It‘s a television soundtrack, so please forgive me—it‘s my new favorite thing! The soundtrack for the show “Perpetual Grace, Ltd.” is all original and specifically composed for the show. It‘s just gorgeous! 📺 🎶
2. This is embarrassing, but I have 90 (oops!) 📱
3. Splash (I love fish) 🐠!
4. Litsy, and I‘m being very honest. I‘m an agoraphobic, and so my friends have really, if not given up on me exactly, kind of left me to myself.

gradcat Litsy takes me out of myself. Thanks for that to everyone who makes my days beautiful (all of you!). ♥️ #wondrouswednesday (edited) 2mo
audraelizabeth I play splash too. 2mo
gradcat @audraelizabeth Really? Let‘s be friends on Facebook so we can give bonuses to each other...are you up for that? If not, don‘t worry—I completely understand and no hard feelings. ♥️ 2mo
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audraelizabeth I havent used my facebook in about 4 years for my own mental health or i would. 2mo
gradcat @audraelizabeth Not to worry, the same goes for me! I went on today to wish a happy birthday to my friend across the pond, but otherwise, I avoid it like the plague—last time I was on was Christmas! 2mo
audraelizabeth Yep, i miss seeing pictures of my family. 2mo
Texreader Thank heavens for our friends on Litsy! 2mo
Eggs @gradcat Are you on Instagram? And thanks for playing ! 2mo
gradcat @Eggs I think I have logged in to Instagram to look at friends‘ posts, but I can‘t say I have any real presence there. Are you on it? By the way, I enjoy doing these posts, and I try to always do them when I see them, so thank you very much for creating them! ♥️ 2mo
Eggs @gradcat Love reading everyone‘s challenge posts💗💗💗 2mo
gradcat @Eggs Me too!! 😂♥️ 2mo
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vivastory
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Like Hamlet & Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth has permeated Western culture in myriad ways. Worth reading for the raw poetry & linguistic vibrancy of the lines we all know, & many more that are unfamiliar but equally memorable. Plus, with his trademark psychological insight, Shakespeare tackles numerous themes. Also, Lady Macbeth is now officially one of my favorite villains.

AbhisekBasu Lady Macbeth is one of the major inspirations for most of the female antagonists that you see these days. 2mo
AbhisekBasu Check out the book in my bio! It'll be the scariest book you'll read this year ☠️ 2mo
Lucy_Anywhere Macbeth is my fave Shakespeare play... I 💜 it! 2mo
Liz_M Love the covers, even though the bottom right seems more appropriate for 2mo
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Lcsmcat
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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audraelizabeth
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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1. Macbeth i guess. Never really any assigned reading.
2. White with purple flowers
3. Dead to me. Hilarious show
4. Why must i choose?
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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cmarie
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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1. Macbeth, Animal Farm and Wuthering Heights
2. Black, but yellow all day
3. Mum and I rewatched Endeavour recently and I loved it just as much this time round 😂
4. Mermaid 🧜‍♀️

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

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gradcat
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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#QuotsyMay19

(Day 28 - #Foul)

*Like a lot of other Littens, I chose Shakespeare for this.

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TheSpineView
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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gradcat So powerful...more Shakespeare, Yaaasss! 😂👍❤️ 4mo
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gradcat
The Tragedy of Macbeth | William Shakespeare, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine
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Staci
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Out Damn Spot, Out I Say! - Lady Macbeth.... One of my favorite lines. Good book!!!

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Rachel.Rencher
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Update on my Lady Macbeth paper (since all of you were so incredibly encouraging as I struggled through it): I got a 95%! I'm starting to wonder if having a drink before I write something makes me a better writer. 🤔 I swear I don't drink very much, but I see results when I do. Is that why so many great writers are alcoholics? 😂

I also thought this would be a good time to show off this book. All of the pictures are made from laser cut paper. 😍

tpixie Congrats 🎊🎉🎈 4mo
tpixie And lovely paper 4mo
daniwithtea Congrats!! 4mo
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Tamra Lol, good for you!! 4mo
CoverToCoverGirl Congratulations! Well done! Cheers! 🍷 😂 4mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! And that‘s gorgeous! ❤️ 4mo
ReadingRover That book is amazing! I need it! 4mo
Lucas.Rencher Good job babe! ❤ 4mo
Buechersuechtling Congratulations‼️🙌🏼🎉🍷 4mo
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Rachel.Rencher
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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You guys, I have one final left. That's all. Just one. And it's a 5,000 word essay on Lady Macbeth, and I just. Cannot. Bring. Myself. To do it. 😩

I'm at like 700 words and I'm out of stuff to say. Instead of writing, I've read 2 books, cleaned the house, calculated what my grade would be if I didn't do it, decided I had to do it, walked Winston, and now I'm beating my head against a wall.

I have nothing against Macbeth, I'm just burnt out. 😅

Krinak I‘m such a procrastinator that I do the same thing every time! I hate writing papers 😩 4mo
dgingo English professor here rooting you on. You can do it! 🎉 4mo
tjwill You can do this! 4mo
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Rachel.Rencher @dgingo Thank you ❤ ❤ ❤ I'm going to try to remember this feeling when I'm a teacher and have empathy when my students are in this same position, lol! 4mo
Tamra I don‘t blame you and I‘ve been there. It‘s okay to take the breaks - you need them! (edited) 4mo
stacybmartin You can do it!! 💜 4mo
dgingo @Rachel.Rencher You‘ll wish you could write a paper instead of grading hundreds. 😉 4mo
Rachel.Rencher @dgingo Fair point... it'll never end will it 😂 4mo
jmtrivera You've got this! 4mo
Slajaunie You go girl! Do you know how many papers I bullshitted my way through in college? You can do this! 🙌🏼 4mo
Rachel.Rencher You all are the freaking best 😂❤ @Slajaunie Oh you're preaching to the choir! I thankfully got on this prof's good side early on, and I turned in a really bad paper a couple weeks ago and she still gave me a 90% on it. 🙌 I'm just a perfectionist so it hurts my soul to do that! 4mo
Branwen You got this! 🤗💕 I know you can do it! This is how I get through evil papers like that; I reward myself with a few chapters of an awesome book every 1000 words! It really works! 😁👍 4mo
Reagan-reads You can do it! 4mo
Dragon I wrote a high school essay saying Lady Macbeth got a bad wrap etc my teacher hated it. After that I just wrote what he wanted to hear and got excellent grades. Your professor sounds much fairer so I know your essay will get a good mark. 4mo
Rachel.Rencher @Branwen Ooh I love that idea! Thank you 🤗❤ 4mo
Rachel.Rencher @Dragon Thanks for the encouragement 😊 I was barred from analyzing her personality anymore as we've literally done three essays on that already. This one is a historical look at how she compared to women of her time and it's just boring 😜 And I just have senioritis 4mo
Dragon Love the term senioritis! 👍💕 4mo
CarolynM Hang in there.🤗 4mo
Buechersuechtling @Rachel.Rencher “This one is a historical look at how she [is, behaves] compared to women of her time” – I completely feel you. At first this sounds interesting but the longer I think about the task the more I myself would probably be done with it in 700 words, too. But I keep my fingers crossed for you‼️🤞🏼 Let us know how it all went. 🤗 4mo
Lucas.Rencher You got through it though 😊 4mo
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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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For JHU project. This is the first time I've read this since teaching it at high school, and I'm surprised by how much of the soliloquies I remember. Also, since I researched all of Leverage the past few months, now I hear Lady Macbeth in Gina Bellman's voice!
#popsugar reading challenge 2019: a book that inspired a common phrase
(Take your pick! "Screw your courage to the sticking place", "something wicked this way comes", and "lay on, Macduff"!)

SaunteringVaguelyDownwards *re-watched all of Leverage! 4mo
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EmilieGR
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Juicy dark

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DeeLew
Shakespeare's Macbeth: A Shortened Version in Modern English | William Shakespeare, John Hort, Leela Hort
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The theme of this month‘s BarkBox is Shakespeare in the Dog Park. I think this is the first literary theme they have had. So cute and since this is my reading buddy I had to post. 📚❤️🐶👺

Samplergal 😂😂😂😂😂 5mo
hermyknee This just made my day! 5mo
TrishB Awww 🐶 5mo
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LeahBergen That quote! 😂😂😂 5mo
tammysue What a cutie! ❤️🐾 5mo
DeeLew @LeahBergen right?! 😂 5mo
DeeLew @whatshesreadingnow thanks. She‘s my baby 💗 5mo
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TheAliceEvers
William Shakespeare's Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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It‘s #worldtheatreday 😃😃😃 I thought I‘d share my stack of Shakespeare books minus my four complete collection books because Shakespeare is my favourite kind of theatre! #happyworldtheatreday everyone!

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jenniferw88
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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1. From birth to age 10!
2 & 3. I didn't watch the show, so have no preference!
4. Studying the tagged play with a teacher who reminded me of one of the three witches! 😂😂😂
5. 🤷‍♀️ @SailorMoon #frideas

mcctrish Team Dylan all the way 6mo
SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 6mo
SailorMoon @mcctrish totally!!!!!!!!!! 6mo
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jenniferw88
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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I'm using Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland for this one. The #marchhare throws pots and pans around and I expect he throws a lot of random ingredients into his recipes too, just like the witches in Macbeth.

#CharacterslikeAlice @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Nice!!! 7mo
Trollkonstnaren That's scary story! I watched it as an animation when I was a kid. Perhaps it i makes more sense if I would gjve it a second try now :) 7mo
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Rachel.Rencher
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Thank goodness for No Fear Shakespeare. 🙌 I'm getting better with his writing, but a little help never hurts. And yes, I'm drinking wine while I work on my scene analysis. It's the only way to get through a semester of 15 credits and working full time. 😜🍷

Skyrimir YES! As a teacher, no fear has made Shakespeare so much more accessible! I love it. We just finished reading Macbeth. 7mo
BookBabe 🍷👌🏻 7mo
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readinginthedark
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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"Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble."

Okay, so these aren't "poison'd entrails;" I'm sanitizing baby bottles. But I still feel a little witchy watching the boiling water. ??‍♀️

Aimeesue I thought the tops were lemon slices at first. Surprise, baby! 😂😂😂 7mo
minkyb ❣️😂 7mo
readinginthedark @Aimeesue 😆 How funny! 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm I thought I saw lemon 🍋 slices too! 😆 7mo
readinginthedark @erzascarletbookgasm New milk flavoring technique! 😆 That would be quite the surprise! 7mo
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madamereadsalot1
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Lcsmcat
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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#shakespearereadalong buddies, They did MacBeth too. And RBG is Chief Justice!

https://www.c-span.org/video/?430119-1/ruth-bader-ginsburg-presides-shakespeare-.... I can‘t stop watching! 😀

GingerAntics Oh my god I need this in my life!!! 💙💙💙 So much freakin love for this!!! 8mo
Lcsmcat @GingerAntics It‘s a really good one! 8mo
GingerAntics I don‘t know who came up with this idea, but that person is a genius, and getting RBG in on it, even better. I definitely need to take the time to watch both of these. 8mo
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Lcsmcat @GingerAntics It‘s a group of legal professionals who support the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC called the Bard Association. They do this 2x a year as a fundraiser. 8mo
GingerAntics It‘s a brilliant idea. It probably helps people connect with the plays in a way they wouldn‘t otherwise. I‘ve watched the first few minutes of the Twelfth Night one, but I really need to watch the whole thing. Maybe since I‘ve already finished, the time I would have used to finish the play on Monday can be to watch the bard association. Love that title, too. 8mo
Gezemice This is awesome! 8mo
readinginthedark This would be genius while teaching Shakespeare, as well! I can't believe I've never come across them before now! 8mo
Lcsmcat @readinginthedark For Macbeth it‘s the Weird Sisters, who are appealing their convictions of aiding and abetting in the murder of Duncan. You have to know the plays to get some of the jokes, know politics and current events to get others, and some are pure pop culture. It would be an excellent cross-disciplinary activity for English and Civics, or Drama and History. 8mo
GingerAntics Oh my god this one is GENIUS!!! 8mo
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MLRio
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Three guesses what I‘m writing on now (hint: 📬) #shakespeare #phdlife

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LaraReads
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Act 5 Scene 5. Junior year in high school. 1993. The soliloquy I‘ll never be able to unlearn, even if I tried. 🤣 It is what the word #tomorrow will always remind me of, no matter what. #musicalnewyear

Cinfhen Hahaha!!! I‘m so happy my #tomorrow will forever be equated with Annie 🎵❤️🎶 8mo
merelybookish My pick for this promotion too! Unforgettable! 8mo
TheAliceEvers Yes! Some of my favourite Shakespearean lines ever! ❤️ 8mo
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Chrissyreadit Yes! My favorite Shakespeare lines! 8mo
vivastory Excellent choice! 8mo
LaraReads @Cinfhen Annie was my childhood! But then high school happened & erased all those good memories!!!🤣🤣🤣 8mo
LaraReads @merelybookish Yesss! But looking back, what a tragic soliloquy for my impressionable 17 year old self! Not sure I was even old enough to recognize how sad these words are. 8mo
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Devyn
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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For my class this term our final assignment is to write an adaptation of a Shakespeare work so I‘m writing Macbeth from Lady Macbeth‘s POV in a semi-suicide note/diary entry style and, man, it is draining trying to be power-hungry, mad, and horrible while also trying to showcase a female character who is ultimately really, really sad.

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TheAliceEvers
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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I saw a fantastic performance of Macbeth last night at the Barbican in London with Christopher Ecclestone as Macbeth. It‘s just such a fantastic, crazy story and they told it very well! 😊

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo!!! Love it!! 8mo
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Lola
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Very grateful that my local, within walking distance indie had this specific edition of Macbeth in stock. My daughter informed me last night that she needs it for school on Monday. Dude, you‘ve been home all week and you‘re telling me this NOW? 🙄 At least she didn‘t wait until we were on our way to school Monday morning 🙃

tpixie Lol I remember those days!! 10mo
Lola @tpixie What can you do? 🤷🏻‍♀️😂😛 10mo
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SerialReader
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Trending today in #SerialReader: the classic tale of a tyrant‘s murderous rise and inevitable downfall. Read Macbeth in 10 issues with Serial Reader!

And please, *please* if you‘re in the U.S. vote today! 🇺🇸 It‘s incredibly important and every vote counts. Find all you need at https://iwillvote.com

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Locally sourced😉

Samplergal 😂😂😂 11mo
PrezBookster 🤣🤗 11mo
AmyG Haha! 11mo
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sprainedbrain 😂😂 11mo
Trollkonstnaren Economical 😜 11mo
Gezemice 😂👍 9mo
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Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Someone's studied the stats on Instagram hashtag posts about authors
https://electricliterature.com/whos-the-most-instagrammed-writer-of-all-time-9a3...

Gezemice Interesting! No living authors? 11mo
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare @Gezemice Good spot, I hadn't noticed. You'd have thought JK Rowling might have been on there. Guess people hashtag Harry Potter rather than her. I was surprised Poe was as high as he was 11mo
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare @Gezemice Mystery solved! The list is deliberately just ranking dead writers. Would be interesting to find out where current authors fit in that list. That's today's Internet Time-Suck Distraction From Work sorted... 11mo
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Gezemice @Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare Oh. That seems like a cheat. I wouldn‘t mind seeing how JKR and good old Will stack up against each other. 11mo
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare @Gezemice Shakespeare 2.01 million. JK Rowling 1.99 million. Pretty close considering Shakespeare had a 400-year head start on her 11mo
Gezemice @Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare Wow, that is close! 11mo
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Gezemice
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Two lessons learned:
1. Murder is a slippery slope. Literally.
2. When witches give you something - take it with a grain of salt. It might have eye of newt in it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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DGRachel I love this review! 😂😂 11mo
Gezemice @DGRachel 😈🧟‍♀️ 11mo
Faibka Best review! 👍 11mo
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Gezemice @Faibka Thanks! Here, receive a toe of frog. 11mo
Faibka @Gezemice thanks, just what I needed for my spell! Lol 🎃 11mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂Great Review!! 11mo
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Gezemice
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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When I think of Macbeth, Betsy-Tacy comes immediately to mind. 🙄
Gotta love #goodreads.

Yep, behind on #shakespearereadalong ...
#goodreadsrecommendations

GingerAntics Who doesn't put those two together? ROTFL 11mo
Kimberlone The Goodreads recommendations feature has never been very good 11mo
Lcsmcat 😂😂 11mo
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder It's almost scary how bad that feature is. 11mo
Smrloomis 😂 11mo
MicheleinPhilly It recommended 50 Shades of Gray after I read Go Set a Watchman. Yeah...no. 11mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics @Kimberlone @Lcsmcat @RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Smrloomis @MicheleinPhilly I showed it to my husband. His comment was, “Wow, that must be a pretty intense children‘s book” 😂 11mo
GingerAntics ROTFL he has a good point 11mo
LeahBergen Whuh?? 😂😂 11mo
Crewgurl Ummmmmm 11mo
rwmg I think they must be taking their data from LT's Anti-Recommendation feature 11mo
Gezemice @rwmg I am not familiar with that one, but I can‘t imagine it could be worse... 11mo
rwmg @Gezemice I can't find it now, but it was a list of books you were least likely to want to read based on your library 11mo
Gezemice @rwmg Oh. lol. Eh, useful? 🤔 11mo
rwmg @Gezemice I actually read a few from the list they produced for me and enjoyed them 11mo
Gezemice @rwmg Lol, that‘s funny! I was inspired and signed up for LibraryThing. Imported my books from Goodreads. The recommendations are really good! Amazing, I think I might actually find books I want to read that way! 11mo
rwmg @Gezemice 👍 11mo
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TheQuietQuill
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Getting closer and closer to Halloween! I‘m reading Dracul right now and it‘s proving to be a top historical fiction horror for sure! Some images I can‘t get out of my head, like when Bram sees his Nanny Ellen‘s hand emerge from the swamp! 💀💀💀

Booksnchill I am reading/listening to Dracul right now as well! 11mo
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CoffeeNBooks
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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GripLitGrl
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 11mo
GripLitGrl @JoScho 😊💜 11mo
Linsy Perfection! 👌 (edited) 11mo
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batsy
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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I've read this once before and reading it now I was absolutely enthralled by the language. Literature really becomes more of a pleasure when you're not forced to read it! It was a lot more grim than I remember, too; dark in the vein of something like Titus Andronicus. What was more obvious to me this time around was how much of what Lady Macbeth did was in the interest of wifeliness. Witches really do have it easier. 5 ⭐ #ShakespeareReadAlong

RestlessFickleBookHoarder I am having the same thoughts about how much more I enjoy literature/Shakespeare as an adult. Being forced to read anything isn't fun, when it's as dense and seemingly difficult as Shakespeare it's even worse. 11mo
Cathythoughts Well done 👍🏻❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
batsy @RestlessFickleBookHoarder So true, forced reading rarely works. And it's so much more fun with Litsy buddy reads than it ever was in school 😁 11mo
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batsy @Cathythoughts 😊❤️❤️ 11mo
QuintusMarcus Next step - watch Verdi's opera. There are plenty available online, streaming, Blu Ray, etc. 11mo
batsy @QuintusMarcus Thanks, I'll look for it! 11mo
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readinginthedark
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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And the final Act is done! I'll be honest, I was sort of hoping Macbeth would be trampled by a horse to avoid the "birth by woman" bit, but they need a valiant, human hero, of course. Lady M's fate was a bit anti-climactic, and she didn't continue to be quite the villain I expected from other readers' reactions to the play. Not sure what happened to Fleance. And the moving forest was a clever bit! What were your thoughts?
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Lcsmcat I first read Macbeth in the late 70s, and saw it live in the late 90s, so I knew what the prophecies meant. This time I found myself looking more at how Macbeth reacted to them. His disbelieving (of the report of the trees moving, of his own impending death) has the quality of a toddler who doesn‘t understand why his broken toy can‘t be fixed. Will is really showing a lot of insight into human nature in this one. As he usually does. 11mo
Graywacke @readinthedark - It occurs to me that Lady M was closest to Macbeth when she was at her worst. Hmm. @Lcsmcat - interesting. He never knew when to stop. 11mo
TheBookHippie @Lcsmcat I looked at it from the people's reactions and human nature this time too! First time I was trying to find hidden meanings, second time was for class. I enjoyed it so much this time. I agree with all your points. Although I didn't find Lady M as evil as I remembered ! (edited) 11mo
Lcsmcat @TheBookHippie I agree on Lady M. She‘s more pathetic than evil. She destroys herself and the man she loves(as well as her country!) and where does it get her? Madness and death. 11mo
GingerAntics It does feel as of Lady Macbeth didn't quite get her just deserts. Macbeth's death seemed appropriate, but Lady Macbeth's, not so much. 11mo
CoffeeNBooks I think it's interesting that as Lady Macbeth was losing it, she said "You mar all with this starting." That's what she told Macbeth so he didn't give away what they had done, yet here she is doing the same. Macbeth kept going on killing, and she's the one who gave away what they'd done. 11mo
CoffeeNBooks Macbeth felt so arrogant and sure of himself because of the witches'prophecies, which he'd taken at face value. For someone that had been such a great general, he'd let his greed get the best of him. And he lost all of the respect he'd had when he was a general. 11mo
batsy I feel the same about Lady M. Like @TheBookHippie said, I had it in my mind of her being all-encompassingly evil from the one time I read it in college and this time I felt like she was hemmed in by circumstances. Like @Lcsmcat said, in some ways a pitiful figure; all of her decisions led her astray. 11mo
readinginthedark @batsy @CoffeeNBooks @Lcsmcat @TheBookHippie How interesting! I wonder if I would have seen Lady M differently if I had read this play when I was younger. I think I just expected her to take a more active role in the murder, but she's more of the political mastermind behind the deception. She encourages Macbeth to kill Duncan and hide it, but I don't think she expected him to keep going after that and regretted how far it went. 11mo
readinginthedark @Graywacke Good point! Their relationship puzzles me a bit. On one hand, they really seem to love and support each other, but on the other, it's not always the good aspects they support. 11mo
readinginthedark @GingerAntics Ooh! So, did you feel like she needed a death brought on by someone else in retribution for her actions? 11mo
readinginthedark @CoffeeNBooks I agree that Macbeth completely loses himself. He's almost like an addict, in the sense that he was fine until he had a taste of blood and power, and then he couldn't stop. I do wonder how much of a general he was even before, though. We know he was a great soldier, but he seems to have been celebrated more for loyalty and fighting enemies off than for any strategic abilities. 11mo
GingerAntics A little bit. I felt like someone should behead her or something. I don't know. It just seems like she got off light. If she hadn't opened her mouth, Macbeth might not have ever done anything but keep his dreams of being king in his head. I feel like she should have died by his side or something. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 11mo
TheBookHippie @batsy I agree just pathetic and weak not the all powerful evil I remembered 🤣. Fun to reread all these years later! 11mo
Graywacke The essays at the end of my edition talked about this from the perspective of a tragedy of a relationship. Lady M and M actually work really closely and affectionately together killing the king. But by the next act, M is killing people without consulting her. Their partnership is broken, M has turned his back. This plays out in the banquet scene. I thought it was an interesting perspective. @TheBookHippie @batsy @Lcsmcat @GingerAntics 11mo
Lcsmcat @Graywacke That is interesting. What edition did you read? 11mo
Graywacke @Lcsmcat Royal Shakespeare Company. Comments came from directors (iirc) 11mo
Lcsmcat @Graywacke Cool! 11mo
TheBookHippie @Graywacke woe!!! How cool! Yes I agree. Great perspective ! 11mo
readinginthedark @GingerAntics @Graywacke Right, there is that break in the relationship as things start to go wrong! 🤔 I wonder how the story would be different if they had kept working together...or maybe if they'd never been a close, affectionate couple in the first place! 11mo
GingerAntics @readinginthedark I've always wondered what would have happened if he'd had a different wife. 11mo
readinginthedark @GingerAntics Yeah, like you were saying before--if she hadn't prompted him, the murder business might have never started. What if his wife was like Richard II's (Shakespeare's version)? "Just don't leave me and go to war!" 11mo
Graywacke @readinginthedark @GingerAntics I think if she‘s involved, they manage things better, or at least more intelligently. I think she was ultimately the more level headed, but she also got into something beyond her - namely a killing machine in Macbeth. So maybe not. And the witches were calling the shots. For me, in Fargo, the husband is Lady M, and the guy at the wood-chipper is M. (And Marge Gunderson is Macduff!) 11mo
Graywacke @GingerAntics @readinginthedark In my head, if he marries someone else we don‘t have a play. 😟 But probably he‘s better off, either because he stays more in line or he‘s more incompetent. And therefore this murder of the king probably never happens. But that‘s just my own brain‘s limited view of endless options (edited) 11mo
GingerAntics @readinginthedark I think if he had a wife more like Richard's it would be much different and was might not have a play like @Graywacke suggested. I think Lady Macbeth is the ambitious one and Macbeth just likes fighting. He likes the rewards of war, but without Lady Macbeth and the witches he wouldn't have gone on a tyrannical power trip. 11mo
GingerAntics @readinginthedark @Graywacke If Macbeth had a wife that was happy with his (and by extension her) station in life the play would be about something completely different. They might not even be the main characters. We'd be reading Duncan instead of Macbeth. 11mo
readinginthedark @Graywacke @GingerAntics Agreed! If we had a play, it would be much different. 11mo
Gezemice I am late to the party - just finished. I agree that Lady Macbeth did not seem nearly as evil as I remembered. @GingerAntics @Graywacke @readinginthedark Interesting point about who had the ambition. I think they both did, but Macbeth lacked the initiative. Lady M talks about this when she gets his letter in Act I. But once he started, he became paranoid and tyrannical - Lady M did not know that would happen. She started him but lost control. 11mo
GingerAntics @Gezemice I totally agree. He had the ambition, I just question if he'd have been willing to commit murder without her nudge. She spends nearly half her time calling him a coward and a woman and anything else she thinks will goad him into doing her bidding. Although, I have to agree with @readinginthedark to an extent, but my previous view of Lady M could be because I was learning this play in Catholic school. lol 11mo
readinginthedark @Gezemice I agree! She couldn't predict the outcome and totally lost control! 11mo
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Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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"Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble". This was, of course, the first thing I thought of when I saw the prompt #cauldron I haven't read Macbeth in so long. I need to read it again. #witchyreads

Linsy 💙💙💙 11mo
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Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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I'm doing a bunch of wedding prep for a friend right now, but stay posted for the final Act post on Macbeth later today and a note on what we'll be reading next!
#ShakespeareReadalong

mrsmarch I love this decor idea! 11mo
TheBookHippie Love this!!!! 11mo
readinginthedark @mrsmarch @TheBookHippie Isn't it fun? This is another decorated spot for Halloween at our zoo! They have the little lights on the tree at night, so you can still see the witches. 11mo
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kathedron
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Well, that escalated!
This was my third time of reading, and the first time for pleasure. I think what I enjoyed best (alongside Shakespeare's glorious language, of course!) was the changing relationship dynamic between Macbeth and Lady M.
I listened to the BBC Radio recording, performed by Ken Stott and Phyllis Logan, as I read along: highly recommended. #shakespearereadalong

CoffeeNBooks Macbeth is my favorite Shakespeare play! 11mo
Cathythoughts Well done ! 👍🏻❤️ 11mo
readinginthedark Yes, their relationship is so interesting! 11mo
Emilymdxn Macbeth always used to be my least fave tragedy (probably because I did it at school and that always ruins stuff) but I‘ve been wanting to rediscover it recently 11mo
TheBookHippie I agree! I enjoyed it so much more this time !!!! The language ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
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TheAliceEvers
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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This is just one of my favourite speeches from one of my favourite plays! 🤤

“Life‘s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”

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Faibka
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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This is how I feel before opening my news feed, lol.

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batsy So true! 11mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂Sad, but so true! 11mo
Desha 😂😔ugh but true 11mo
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Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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I took my son to the zoo the other day, and they had the Halloween decorations up! Here's my son acting in the role of Macbeth! 🤣 Thought you all would appreciate this!
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GingerAntics Awww what a cute little Macbeth!!! 11mo
batsy ❤️❤️ 11mo
readordierachel So cute! 11mo
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merelybookish Love it! 11mo
readinginthedark @merelybookish It was priceless! 11mo
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