The Tragedy of Macbeth (Version 2)

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(4.6 stars; 35 reviews)

Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. It is considered one of his darkest and most powerful tragedies. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corroding psychological and political effects produced when its protagonist, the Scottish lord Macbeth, chooses evil as the way to fulfill his ambition for power. He commits regicide to become king and then furthers his moral descent with a reign of murderous terror to stay in power, eventually plunging the country into civil war. In the end, he loses everything that gives meaning and purpose to his life before losing his life itself. (Summary by Wikipedia)

First Witch: Charlotte Duckett
Second Witch; Servant: Grace
Third Witch Gentlewoman: Libby Gohn
Duncan, King of Scotland; Old Man; Lords: Algy Pug
Malcolm, Son of Duncan: Cathy Barratt
Sergeant; Third Murderer; Soldier(s): ToddHW
Lennox, Nobleman of Scotland: Robin King
Ross, Nobleman of Scotland: Arielle Lipshaw
Macbeth, General of the King's army: Phill Benson
Banquo, General of the King's army: alanmapstone
Angus, Nobleman of Scotland; Second Murderer: Ernst Pattynama
Lady Macbeth: Bev. J. Stevens
Messenger; Attendant: CaprishaPage
Fleance, Son to Banquo; Young Siward, Siward's son: laurenburwell
Porter: Jason Mills
Donalbain, Son of Duncan; Caithness, Nobleman of Scotland: Frances Brown
Macduff, Nobleman of Scotland: Alan Weyman
First Murderer: Martin Geeson
Hecate: Eden Rea-Hedrick
Doctor: Beth Thomas
Apparititions: Elizabeth Klett
Lady Macduff: Meagon Argo
Macduff's Son: Emily Jones
Menteith, Nobleman of Scotland; Seyton, An officer attending on MacbethToddHW
Siward, Earl of Northumberland, general of English forces: alanmapstone
Narrator: Algy Pug

Audio Edited by Algy Pug (2 hr 15 min)


Dramatis Personae and Act 1 32:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 22:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 28:50 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 27:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 23:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


I truly enjoyed it

(5 stars)

The only criticism I can give is that the accents can be difficult to understand, but that would be the case in any good reading of this play. Of course filled with the typical dark plot and exuberant wit common to Shakespeare.

Every Yale edition of Shakespeare is the tops

(5 stars)

hese are old editions which have not been bettered. For the very modest cost, they must be the best bargains in literature. All of my copies are in good condition and unmarked. Covers are faded but title lettering still visible.

great work, thanks to those involved

(4 stars)

good acting and audio quality for the most part. scottish accents were difficult to understand at first and roles and voices gender mismatch might surprise you if you don't pay attention.

Well voiced by librivox standards

(4 stars)

Most of the actors deliver their lines well. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this reading of Macbeth and am grateful to all involved.