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Taken at Isabel II square this is the front of the Opera House in Madrid, with the Lady Macbeth advertising...

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (Russian: Леди Макбет Мценского уезда) is an 1865 novel of the Russian writer Nikolai Leskov.

Among its themes are the subordinate role expected from women in 19th century European society, adultery, provincial life (thus drawing comparison with Flaubert's Madame Bovary) and the planning of murder by a woman, hence the title inspired by the Shakespearean character Lady Macbeth from his play Macbeth. The title also echoes the title of Turgenev's story Hamlet of the Shchigrovsky District (1859).

Leskov's story inspired an opera of the same name by Dmitri Shostakovich, and the 1962 Polish film by Andrzej Wajda, Sibirska Ledi Magbet (Siberian Lady Macbeth).

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