The Tragedy Of Macbeth Author:William Shakespeare William Shakespeare. The great English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer of all time. During his lifetime (1564-1616) he enjoyed the fame and prosperity that came through acting and writing for London's leading theater company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men. His many plays, which include histories, com... more »edies, and tragedies, are performed more often and in more countries now than ever before. The success of his works demonstrates that he was truly "not of an age, but for all time."
Macbeth, one of the most powerful murder stories in literature, chronicles the demise of a man consumed with power and prestige. The tragedy illustrates the consequences of on person's sin and its effects on the lives of others.« less