Examples from the Web for macbeth
I remember being like, “I want to do Shakespeare,” and she suggested Macbeth.
When I arrived for my audience with Soldera, the story had segued from Macbeth to Characters in Search of an Author.Brunello’s King Lear: Gianfranco Soldera Reflects on the Attack on His Wine|Alice Feiring|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Someone will be doing a Macbeth next year and set it in a parking garage in Istanbul and it will make perfect sense.
The witches generally represent some version of the Fates and make Macbeth believe that life is preordained.
This Macbeth—electrifying, rich, and strange—exists as an irresistible complement to canonical stagings.Madbeth: Alan Cumming Plays Almost Every Role in “Macbeth” |Liesl Schillinger|April 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Macbeth went to him, and showed him the door of the King's room.Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare|E. Nesbit
With Macbeth, I am ready to exclaim, “May that pernicious hour stand aye accursed in the calendar!”A Five Years' Residence in Buenos Ayres|George Thomas Love
So too with the opera "Macbeth," written a few years after the composition of the symphony, when the composer was twenty-four.Musical Portraits|Paul Rosenfeld
What capital, were it even in London, could rumble around it as tumultuously as Macbeth's perturbed soul?Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14|Elbert Hubbard
The rehearsals for "Macbeth" were very exhausting, but they were splendid to watch.The Story of My Life|Ellen Terry
British Dictionary definitions for macbeth
Word Origin and History for macbeth
masc. proper name, Gaelic, literally "son of life." The first reference to bad luck associated with Shakespeare's "Macbeth," and to avoidance of naming it, is from 1896, alludes to an incident of 1885, and says the tradition goes back "so far as modern memory can recall." The original superstition seems to have pertained particularly to the witches' scenes, which were played up dramatically in 19c. productions, and especially to Matthew Locke's 17c. music to accompany the witches' song, which was regularly played through the 19th century.
It is strange how the effect of this music has exerted such a long surviving influence on members of the dramatic profession. It is still considered most unlucky to sing, hum, or whistle the witch airs in the theatre except in the ways of business. [Young-Stewart, "The Three Witches," in "The Shakespearean," Sept. 15, 1896]
If you number an actor or actress among your friends, and desire to retain his or her friendship, there are three things you positively must not do, especially if the actor is of the old school. Do not whistle in the theatre, do not look over his shoulder into the glass while he is making up, and do not hum the witch's song from "Macbeth." ... [O]lder actors would almost prefer to lose their salary than go on in "Macbeth" on account of this song. They believe that it casts spells upon the members of the company. ["Some Odd Superstitions of the Stage," "Theatre" magazine, July 1909]
Culture definitions for macbeth
A tragedy by William Shakespeare, in which the Scottish nobleman Macbeth, misled by the prophecy of three witches and goaded on by his wife, murders the king and usurps the throne. Well-known lines from the play include “Lay on, Macduff” and “Out, damned spot!”