Though it is impossible to say exactly why William Shakespeare wrote "Macbeth," the political and historical context of the play gives scholars major clues. "Macbeth" serves as a cautionary tale for those who would threa... More »

Though scholars disagree about the exact number of plays William Shakespeare wrote, he definitely wrote at least 37 plays. Some of these plays were collaborations, though the exact number of collaborations is unclear. More »

William Shakespeare is known most for his playwriting, but he also wrote 154 sonnets as well as a number of other poems. Born in 1564, Shakespeare is considered by many the greatest dramatist of all time. More »

Many scholars believe that Williams Shakespeare may have written his famous tragedy, "Macbeth," as a celebration of King James I. King James I of England had formerly been King James the VI of Scotland, and ascended to t... More »

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Most scholars accept that William Shakespeare wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets. Additionally, he wrote four longer poems. Though he may have written other plays, they are lost to history. More »

William Shakespeare wrote "Macbeth" as a way to express his patronage of King James I. Shakespeare uses "Macbeth" to please the king in various manners, with one of them alluding to the dreadful fate that befalls anyone ... More »

Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is a play that tells the story of a Scottish general named Macbeth, who kills the King of Scotland after three witches tell him he is destined to become king of Scotland. Ruled by fear of losing t... More »

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