Macbeth

The play that it is unlucky to speak the name of, or to quote from, in a theatre. Instead it is known as by euphemisms such as 'The Scottish Play' or 'The Unmentionable'. This tradition dates from the first opening night of the play in 1606 when the boy actor playing Lady Macbeth died backstage during the show. Since then the play has apparently been dogged by bad luck. ...

Macbeth

[n] - King of Scotland (died in 1057)
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Macbeth

(c. 1005-1057) King of Scotland from 1040. The son of Findlaech, hereditary ruler of Moray and Ross, he was commander of the forces of Duncan I, King of Scotland, whom he killed in battle in 1040. His reign was...
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Macbeth

Tragedy by William Shakespeare, first performed in 1605-06. Acting on a prophecy by three witches that he will be king of Scotland, Macbeth, egged on by Lady Macbeth, murders King Duncan and...
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Macbeth

noun king of Scotland (died in 1057)
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Macbeth

(from the article `Verdi, Giuseppe`) Only with Macbeth (1847), however, was Verdi inspired to fashion an opera that is as gripping as it is original and, in many ways, independent of ...
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Macbeth

tragedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, written sometime in 1606–07 and published in the First Folio of 1623 from a playbook or a transcript of ... [17 related articles]
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Macbeth

king of Scots from 1040, the legend of whose life was the basis of Shakespeare`s Macbeth. He was probably a grandson of King Kenneth II (reigned ... [4 related articles]
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Macbeth

Macbeth (Macbeda or Macbethad) was King of Scotland from 1040 until his death in 1057. Macbeth's story was fictitiously told by William Shakespeare in his play Macbeth.
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Macbeth

Macbeth (măkbeth') , d. 1057, king of Scotland (1040–57). He succeeded his father as governor of the province of Moray c.1031 and was a military commander for Duncan I. In 1040 he killed Duncan in battle and seized the throne. Possibly of royal descent himself, he acquired a direct c...
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Macbeth

King of Scotland from 1040. The son of Findlaech, hereditary ruler of Moray and Ross, he was commander of the forces of Duncan I, King of Scotland, whom he killed in battle in 1040. His reign was prosperous until Duncan's son Malcolm III led an invasion and killed him at Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire. He was probably the grandson of Kenneth II and...
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Macbeth

[Bloch opera] Pat Huckaby, My PC, ...
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Macbeth

[Bloch] Macbeth is an opera in three acts, with music by Ernest Bloch to a libretto by Edmond Fleg, after the eponymous play of William Shakespeare. Bloch composed the opera between 1904 and 1906, but it did not receive its first performance until 30 November 1910 by the Opéra-Comique in Paris with Henri Albers in the title role. Alex Cohe...
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Macbeth

[character] Lord Macbeth is the title character and protagonist of William Shakespeare`s Macbeth (c. 1603–1607). The character is based on the historical king Macbeth of Scotland, and is derived largely from the account in Holinshed`s Chronicles (1587), a history of Britain. He is portrayed throughout the play as an antihero. Macbeth is a...
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Macbeth

[opera] Written for the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, it was Verdi`s tenth opera and first given on 14 March 1847. Macbeth was the first Shakespeare play that Verdi adapted for the operatic stage. Almost twenty years later, Macbeth was revised and expanded in a French version and given in Paris on 19 April 1865. After the success of Att...
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