Ferenc Pintér (Illustrations)
«I will not give up
To bite the dust at the feet of young Malcolm
And to be a scorn of the offensive rabble.
Although Birnam Forest comes to Dunsinane
And you, my adversary, do not be born of woman,
I will fight until the end. I push my shield
In front of the body: paste well, Macduff;
Damn him who shouts, "Enough, enough now!"
Dedicated to King James I of England, Macbeth is, in the words of A. W. Schlegel, the most vigorous work of Shakespeare: "Tragic poetry had produced nothing grander or more terrible."
Written in prose and verse about 1606, Macbeth delves into the legitimacy of power, human ambition and the designs of fate, in one of the most lucid tragedies that the English playwright has bequeathed to the history of literature.
The present edition, illustrated by the Italian master...read more