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This is an auction for a letterpress edition of Shakespeare's MACBETH.

This is a large format Folio Society hardback, in its original solander box, plus a commentary volume (still in its shrink wrap).

This book is currently on sale through the Folio Society in Australia for A$575 (NZ$619).

"Macbeth is a play with scarcely a pause for breath, for the tension and drama rise inexorably from that first supernatural scene. Nothing is quite what it seems, either to Macbeth or to the audience, and these illusions make Macbeth one of the most riveting of all the tragedies on stage. Can the audience see Banquo’s ghost? Is the dagger visible or not? Are the witches real women or supernatural beings? In his excellent series of essays included in the companion volume to this edition, editor Nicholas Brooke discusses the history of Macbeth in performance and what those uncertainties reveal. All Shakespearean tragic heroes have their ‘flaw’, but where Othello, Lear and Hamlet come to self-realisation, for Macbeth there is no redemption. Macbeth is Shakespeare’s finest study of how power and evil deeds corrupt the soul. The complexities of his character keep the audience oscillating between loathing and pity. Connected as if by a fulcrum, Macbeth and his wife begin and end the play at opposing points..."

Ultra-large format * Folio Society hardback.

* 35.5cms x 25.5cms.

Minor wear (VERY minor) to the solander box. Otherwise, brand new condition.

The cost of shipping is:

* North Island: $13.95 (tracked mail); $16.95 for Rural Delivery

* South Island: please ask and we will advise on the cost of shipping.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.
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  • NI: tracked mail$13.95
  • NI: tracked mail for Rural Delivery$16.95
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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