Macbeth in Basque, translated by Bingen Ametzaga


Translated in the 1940s by a Basque patriot sailing away from the wreckage of war-devastated Europe for exile in Venezuela, Shakespeare’s classic play was rendered into Basque with incredible care and with a political subtext brought about by events four hundred years after its composition, but that still contained similar meaning in a world turned upside down following the victory of Franco and the defeat of the Basque nationalist cause. With a full detailed English introduction by Xabier Irujo, this masterpiece as you’ve never seen it before.

ISBN 978-1-935709-72-5