tragedy

Royal Shakespeare Corporation

A prudent playwright would not wish to jeopardize his company’s standing with the monarch. In Shakespeare’s day London was a vigorous city of somewhere in between 150,000 and 200,000 inhabitants. If in its additional majestic elements it was dominated by the court of Queen Elizabeth, in its daily affairs it was accented by the hustle and bustle of finding and spending. Ambition Each Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are extremely ambitious, and it is their ambition that drives them to commit dark deeds in order to achieve power and elevated social stature. Loyalty and Trust Macbeth is most usually viewed as...