Two Macbeths


MI ENG 208B Summit English 10 MI MI17 Section 1 IST


Two Macbeths

Discussion Two Macbeths

Respond to these questions. Cite evidence from the text to support your positions. Then, respond to two of your peers’ posts by summarizing points of agreement and disagreement and seeking to establish some consensus as to how Shakespeare’s play would have been different had he not adapted or changed the title character as he did.

  • Whose depiction of Macbeth—Shakespeare’s or Holinshed’s—is more interesting or compelling from a reader’s standpoint? Why?
  • Was Shakespeare wise to change Macbeth in the ways he did? Why or why not?
  • How would the play have been different if Holinshed’s Macbeth replaced Shakespeare’s Macbeth?

Two Macbeths



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