How closely he followed it may be inferred from the use he makes of Holinshed in Act rv, Scene iii : the long and ... In only one place has he cut his original ; and in only two others has he invented a notable circumstance not to be found ... There is another question which people sometimes ask at this point: how far Macbeth agrees with history? The answer is: so far as Holinsheda#39;s Chronicle does. ... 2 When he chose the story of Macbeth, however, he was not guided wholly by chance.
|Title||:||Shakespeare's Richard II, Julius Caesar and Macbeth|