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This year, in early October, The Actors From the London Stage troupe perform Macbeth at UT. It is one of Shakespeare's briefest plays, his shortest tragedy by nearly a thousand lines. It features other peculiarities as well: a tragic hero who is also, unquestionably, a criminal; a tragic heroine whom most audiences don't much like; and a political situation that can be described as murkily and purposely amoral. These features can combine in performance to make Macbeth the most recognizably mo

Fri, September 28, 2007 | Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206

3:00 PM

Eric S. Mallin is Associate Professor of English. He is a scholar of Shakespeare and early modern drama, and an award-winning teacher, having received the President Associates' Teaching Excellence Award, the Texas Exes Teaching award, and several others. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and has written books on historical 'inscription', and on atheism in Shakespeare's plays, as well as articles on Shakespeare and popular cinema.

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