Macbeth Essay at Absolute Shakespeare
Enjoying "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare adapted this for Macbeth.I've read that Holinshed's section on Macbeth was largely derived fromthe work of one Hector Boece, Scotorum Historiae ("Chroniclesof Scotland", 1526-7, translated from Latin into English by a John Bellenden in 1535).It is evidently not online.
The Tragedy of Macbeth :|: Open Source Shakespeare
There are silly urban legends about the boy actor whofirst played Lady Macbeth getting sick and Shakespearehaving to fill in, and Queen Anne closing the theatersafter people thought the deviltry of the play had caused a bad storm.