Macbeth | Study Guide

William Shakespeare

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Overview

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Author

William Shakespeare

Year Written

c. 1606

Type

Play

Genre

Tragedy

About the Title

As the main character in the play, Macbeth has the title role. The simplicity of the single-word title belies the intricacy of the play and its main character, however. Plot details and character details unfold side-by-side in Macbeth. Powerful yet weak, courageous yet afraid, the character of Macbeth has layers of complexity and influence that make him bigger than life or any title.

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