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Macbeth

Macbeth

  

by William Shakespeare

Analysis: What's Up With the Title?

Exactly what you think is up with the title. Shakespeare wasn't a guy to waste words: this is a play about a guy named Macbeth.

That said, we don't want to leave you feeling disappointed so here's a bit of trivia: it's considered bad luck to say the play's name out loud—that's why theater folk call it "the Scottish play."

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