Macbeth by William Shakespeare is undoubtedly one of the most acclaimed and gravest tragedies written in the history of English literature. Despite its short length, the play is remarkably sublime and delves into the themes of appearance vs. reality, free will vs. fate, ambition as well as kingship.
The value and significance of Macbeth increases as soon as one recognizes its historical context. Along the story line, the play provides a glimpse into the life and mind of the renowned King James I of England.
This website was designed to answer the essential question: "In what ways are all narratives influenced by cultural and historical perspective?" By researching the time era in which Shakespeare wrote Macbeth, the producers of this website were able to draw connections between the fictional play and the history of England as well as discover the source of Shakespeare's inspiration and how it led to various modifications as illustrated in the version of Macbeth found today.
"Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble!"
- The Weird Sisters, Macbeth