This volume - again based on the First Folio (1623) - includes a revised introduction and new annotations and textual notes. It also includes the innovative feature "The Actors' Gallery", presenting famous actors and actresses reflecting on their roles in major productions of Macbeth. "Sources and Contexts" provides readers with an understanding of Macbeth's origins in earlier texts. Contexts for the play include contemporary debates on predestination versus free will, witchcraft as fiction or fact, the ethics of regicide and the ethics of equivocation. Eight essays represent four hundred years of critical and theatrical interpretation, including the latest arguments on the authorship controversy. An engaging new selection of Macbeth's "Afterlives" includes excerpts from related productions. Also provided is a list of online and print resources.