Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth was probably first performed in 1606. Shakespeare offers us a lesson in the extreme of the perils of being overly ambitious and consumed by guilt. How far he fell, from celebrated war hero to a waif of a man, suffering all forms of physical and psychological damage. A takeaway lesson for us all: don't hire someone like Lady Macbeth as your political advisor, that's for certain!
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