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Shakespeare's Macbeth: The Play's the Thing (getting the text itself)

Online editions

Read (or just search through) the play in the Folger Library Digital or in Open Source Shakespeare.




Hunter Libraries also provide access to an ebook edition of the play:

Print books

You can also find various editions in print (each containing various forms of annotation to explain particular passages) in the CUNY+ book and media catalog.

Books containing the text of Macbeth or which are primarily about Macbeth have call numbers beginning with PR2823 .A1.

As of Spring 2017, these books are shelved on the 5th floor of Hunter Main library.  All fifth floor books may be moved some time in 2017.  If the fifth floor is closed for renovations, please consult the guide to locating books in Hunter Main by first letter of call number, or ask a librarian for assistance.