When was "Macbeth" written?


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William Shakespeare wrote "Macbeth" in England in 1606. The tragedy was first published in 1636, and it was set in the 11th century in the Middle Ages.

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"Macbeth" takes place in Scotland and England. It's a dark play that focuses on the protagonist, Macbeth, and his wife, Lady Macbeth. Macbeth is an ambitious character who sometimes struggles with right and wrong as he commits evil acts, such as murdering others, to gain the position of king. With encouragement from his wife, Macbeth continues to murder others to achieve his goal and to avoid paying the consequences for his evil actions. Rather than caring about the nation's best interests, Macbeth is shown as being cruel and willing to do anything to achieve his own desires.

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