9780312144548

Macbeth Texts and Contexts

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312144548

  • ISBN10:

    0312144547

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/5/1999
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Summary

This teaching edition of Shakespeare'sMacbethreprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by six sets of primary documents and illustrations thematically arranged to offer a richly textured understanding of early modern culture and Shakespeare's work within that culture. The texts include facsimiles of period documents, excerpts from King James's writings on politics, contemporary writings on the nature of kingship and tyrannicide, Puritan and Catholic tracts, conduct book literature, and contemporary witchcraft pamphlets.

Table of Contents

About The Series vii
About This Volume ix
List of Illustrations
xix
Introduction 1(20)
PART ONE William Shakespeare Macbeth 21(92)
David Bevington
PART TWO Cultural Contexts 113(256)
Representations of Macbeth
115(70)
Early Narratives
115(36)
John Major, From A History of Greater Britain
126(2)
George Buchanan, From History of Scotland
128(7)
Raphael Holinshed, From The Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland
135(16)
The Cultural Afterlife of Shakespeare's Macbeth
151(34)
Simon Forman, From Book of Plays
153(2)
Thomas Middleton, From The Witch
155(4)
From ``The Story of Macbeth,'' in A Collection of Divers and Remarkable Stories
159(3)
Sir William Davenant, From Macbeth, A Tragedy
162(16)
Thomas Duffett, Epilogue to The Empress of Morocco
178(7)
Discourses of Sovereignty
185(46)
The Succession Controversy
185(21)
R. Doleman [Robert Parsons], From A Conference about the Next Succession to the Crown of England
191(10)
Henry Constable, From A Discovery of a Counterfeit Conference
201(2)
Sir John Hayward, From An Answer to the First Part of a Certain Conference
203(2)
From Succession Act
205(1)
The Jacobean Theory of Kingship
206(16)
King James I, From Basilikon Doron
211(2)
King James I, From The True Law of Free Monarchies
213(4)
King James I, From A Speech to the Lords and Commons of the Parliament at Whitehall
217(3)
Sir Robert Filmer, From Patriarcha: Or The Natural Power of Kings
220(2)
Royal Charisma and the King's Touch
222(9)
William Tooker, From The Divine Power or Gift of Healing
227(1)
William Clowes, From A Right Fruitful and Approved Treatise
228(2)
John Howson, From A Sermon Preached at St. Mary's in Oxford, the 17. Day of November, 1602
230(1)
Treason and Resistance
231(40)
Resistance in Theory
231(18)
John Ponet, From A short Treatise of Politic Power
237(1)
From An Homily against Disobedience and Willful Rebellion
238(4)
George Buchanan, From The Powers of the Crown in Scotland
242(2)
Philippe du Plessis Mornay, From A Defense of Liberty against Tyrants
244(5)
Resistance in Action
249(14)
Nicolo Molin, Report to the Doge and Senate
256(5)
King James I, From A Speech to Parliament
261(2)
Equivocation
263(2)
Sir Edward Coke, From Speech at the Trial of Father Henry Garnet
265(6)
Henery Garnet, From A Treatise of Equivocation
266(2)
Robert Parsons, From A Treatise Tending to Mitigation towards Catholic Subjects in England
268(3)
The Cultural Construction of Scotland
271(29)
William Harrison, From The Description of Scotland
280(6)
William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act I, Scene 2
286(2)
Sir Thomas Craig, From A Treatise on the Union of the British Realms
288(2)
Fynes Moryson, From An Itinerary
290(3)
Sir Anthony Weldon, From A Perfect Description of the People and Country of Scotland
293(1)
John Taylor, From The Penniless Pilgrimage Or the Moneyless Perambulation
293(7)
Witchcraf and Prophecy
300(44)
Discourses of Witchcraft
300(30)
Reginald Scot, From The Discovery of Witchcraft
307(4)
George Gifford, From A Dialogue Concerning Witches and Witchcrafts
311(2)
News from Scotland
313(12)
King James I, From Daemonology In From of a Dialogue
325(3)
An Act Against Conjuration, Witchcraft, and Dealing with Evil and Wicked Spirits
328(2)
Prophecy
330(14)
From An Act against Fond and Fantastical Prophecies
335(1)
Henry Howard, From A Defensative against the Poison of Supposed Prophecies
336(1)
Reginald Scot, From The Discovery of Witchcraft
337(1)
William Perkins, From A Discourse of the Demand Art of Witchcraft
338(3)
Michel de Montaigne, From Of Prognostications
341(1)
Francis Bacon, From Of Prophecies
342(2)
Discourses of the Feminine
344(25)
Reginald Scot, From The Discovery of Witchcraft
352(1)
Philip Barrough, From The Method of Physic
353(1)
Edward Jorden, From A Brief Discourse of a Disease Called the Suffocation of the Mother
354(3)
John Sadler, From The Sick Woman's Private Looking-Glass
357(4)
Helkiah Crooke, From Microcosmographia: A Description of the Body of Man
361(3)
Elizabeth Clinton, From The Countess of Lincoln's Nursery
364(2)
James Guillimeau, From Childbirth, Or the Happy Delivery of Women
366(3)
Bibliography 369(12)
Index 381

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