Equivocation In Macbeth Essay
The Tragedy of Macbeth
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” is a play written by William Shakespeare. The play is believed to have been written in 1605-1606. The earliest account of performance was at Hampton Court on August 7th 1606 before King James I of England and his brother-in-law, King Christian of Denmark. There is evidence that Shakespeare wrote this play to please King James I of England who had previously been crowned James VI of Scotland before succeeding the English throne in 1603 after the death of Queen Elizabeth I of England. It is believed that the play was written to please James I of England in an effort to further his theatrical company’s fortunes. Formerly known as “The Chamberlain’s Men” during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, it became “The King’s Men”, a prestigious royal status given by King James I when he ascended the English throne. This evidence is emphasized by the highly favorable portrait of the character Banquo as a Stuart descent in a tribute to James who was the ninth Stuart monarch. “Macbeth” is Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy and it draws its material from “Holinshed’s Chronicles”, which is a historical compilation of England, Scotland, and Ireland used as reference in many of his plays. This in-depth analysis of the play will lead us to a better understanding of one of the best works of the greatest writer in the English language.
The inner structure of this play is based on the dangerous forces of evil and its dark side. This is…