365 Days of Shakespeare

That's right – the Bard in a year.

162. The real Macbeth

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We all know that Shakespeare has borrowed many of his ideas and characters from real life. We associate this practice mostly with the histories, since those are based on easily-researched historical figures that most of us hear about in school: King John, Henry VIII, etc. But did you know that Macbeth is loosely based on a real person?

That’s right. Macbeth was a real, live man once upon a time. Now, Shakespeare took quite a few liberties with the legend, but the man himself had a pretty interesting life all on his own.

For the condensed, Wikipedia version of events, click here. Go forth and learn!

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Written by Caroline Mincks

March 13, 2010 at 1:49 AM

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