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“The Tragedy of Macbeth” in 2022: Is Shakespeare Still Timeless?

Some arguments for and against…

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” now streaming on Apple TV+.
Macbeth (Denzel Washington) and Lady Macbeth (Frances McDormand) in “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” now streaming on Apple TV+.

There’s nothing new under the sun. History repeats itself. To another human, nothing that is human can be alien. We have these ideas of timelessness and common understanding, that no matter how much time passes, certain kinds of thoughts and behaviors persist or recur recognizably.

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Writer, researcher, educator, and armchair enthusiast drawn to stories at the blurred boundaries between history and hearsay.

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