Required Reading

All of the primary play texts are found in three places:

1) The Norton Anthology of English Literature: Eighth Edition: Volume 1, ed. Stephen Greenblatt (London: Norton, 2006). This is available from the Blackwells bookshop on campus.

2) The module reader. This is available from the School of English office.

3) Macbeth, ed. Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). Or use the unedited text of ‘Macbeth’ available online at:

The texts contained will be discussed in detail during the lecture and seminar sessions so you will be expected to read the appropriate sections carefully. It will not be possible to share copies of these texts during workshops and seminars so you should ensure that you have your own copy of both the Norton Anthology and the module reader. It is essential that you bring along your copy of the appropriate section of the reader to lectures, seminars and the workshops. You may find that the Norton Anthology is too bulky and unwieldy to use in the performance workshops, and so we strongly recommend that you photocopy the relevant pages from the anthology in preparation for each session.