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Author: William Shakespeare

Year Written: c. 1606

Type: Play

Genre: Tragedy

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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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