Shakespeare's Macbeth Theater Poster starring Thomas Keene
A Museum quality print of the Theater Poster for Macbeth by William Shakespeare for sale by Brandywine General Store. This theater production was in 1884 and starred the actor, Thomas W. Keene. Depicted in the pictures counterclockwise from the top left are Macbeth and Banquo meeting the Witches, just right after the murder of Duncan, Banquo's Ghost, Macbeth duels Macduff and in the top right corner is a large picture of Macbeth by himself. The Tragedy of Macbeth was written by William Shakespeare around the year 1606 and was first published in the folio of 1623. This tragedy is considered one of Shakespeare's darkest and most powerful works. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power. It tells the story of a brave Scottish General named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He is wracked with guilt and paranoia and he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in to the realms of arrogance, madness and eventually death. Picture #34 an archival premium quality movie poster print by Brandywine General Store.