A *NEW* annotated edition of MACBETH for your classroom

Created by the founders of The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Carmen Khan & Jack Armstrong


Macbeth Moment by Moment

This new annotated edition of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is designed by the founders of The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre with your students in mind. While there are a number of major editions of Shakespeare’s plays in print—each with its own valuable contribution to make—none of them gives a student everything needed to understand the play. With all we’ve learned over three decades and 50 productions of Shakespeare’s plays, we have decided to create our own edition for students. With this edition, Macbeth Moment by Moment, a student can follow not just what the characters are saying, but why they are saying it, for every line of the play.

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It might seem like there’s nothing new in the world of editing Shakespeare, but Khan and Armstrong have brought a fresh and innovative approach that will help students of all ages engage with the plays. Their Macbeth is the edition all teachers will embrace as it provides a structure that allows to understand the play as story, as literature, and as performance, all at once. This edition will truly allow students to understand Shakespeare in a way no other edition can.” — Annalisa Castaldo, Ph.D., Professor of English, Widener University

“Using this script, the students were definitely aided by the additional annotations. It freed them up to work in small groups or have richer conversations, because we more quickly got past basic questions. It adds a lot of depth to the text: Beyond the definitions of unfamiliar terms, it helps students better understand character motives and visualize the stage action.” — Stacey Carlough, AP Literature Teacher, Freire Charter School

“Carmen Khan and Jack Armstrong have produced a fundamentally different edition of Macbeth. It goes far beyond annotations elucidating individual words, phrases and lines. They offer a director’s insight into the play based on their decades long experience. They invite the reader to become an active interpreter of the play. Unlike many editions which impose a distant or disengaged view of the play, Khan and Armstrong emphasize its performance on stage so that the play comes alive for the reader.” — Sheryl L. Forste-Grupp, Ph.D., English Teacher, the Baldwin School