The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme
of Lust for Power Can Lead to Loss of Humanity and other themes related
Dunnett, Dorothy. King Hereafter. New York: Knopf, 1982. This
historical novel, in which Macbeth plays a key role, recreates the world
of 11th century Scotland. (average)
Garrett, George. The Succession: A Novel of Elizabeth & James.
Harcourt Brace, 1991. Fictionalized account of events leading up
to the 1603 transition in monarchy. (average)
Garson, Barbara. Macbird! New York: Grove, 1967. Scathing, over-the-top
satire of politics during the Kennedy-Johnson years. Alternately hilarious
and horrifying. Historically interesting. (average)
Brown, John Russell. Focus on Macbeth. London: Routledge &
Kegan Paul, 1982. Eleven essays on Macbeth by prominent critics. (average)
Heilman, Robert B. "The Criminal as Tragic Hero: Dramatic Methods."
Shakespeare Survey 19. 1966: 12-24. Shows how Shakespeare evokes
sympathy for Macbeth despite his increasing criminality. Heilman asserts
that we "become Macbeth or at least assent to complicity with him."
Rowse, A.L. England of Elizabeth. University of Wisconsin Press,
1978. Study of the Queen's relationship with her subjects. (average)