Thursday, 11 October 2012

(0) How would you stage the opening scene?
I would make the third witch slowly like a ghost appear into the scene with Thunder, Lightning and Rain in the background. The second which comes in when there are men battling in the background and ones of the sides lose. The third witch comes in with a glow of light in her path.
First Witch: Where the place
Second Witch - Upon the heath - Has a heath in the background of her ghostly appear
Third Witch - There to meet with macbeth - A macbeth ghost appears near her
First Witch - I come, Graymalkin - Graymalkin comes out of the ground slowly
second witch - Paddock calls - Paddocks calling
Third Witch - Anon -
All - Filthy air around hovering on their broom sticks,

(1) The witches enter scene 1 act 1 with thunder and lightning


(3) The witches were very old with wrinkly hands and faces and were female but looked half male at the same time.

(4) The witches don't look like they like each other but they don't look like they hate either, Partly because they don't have emotion on their faces

(5) The witches difference are looks, age, movements

(6) They are dress very old fashioned and are carrying bloody things that can come from humans or they are scavenging items


(8) As they speak they either scavenge for things or they are stirring a potion in the wicked cauldron

walt: explore how character is presented on stage
wilf: use of detail analysis of image

Nunn (1978)
lighting-dark on most, reflecting off lady m’s skin, evil, spotlight, change of light=change of personality and looks
lady m-
costume-black dressing gown makes her seem evil, black hat
interaction between m and lm-

Bogdanor (1998)
lighting-light from right of scene, fire, reflects of lady m right side, in daylight, dark at end, becoming more evil
lady m-
costume-normal clothing, beats, music playing throughout, creating atmosphere of tension, non-diegetic sound
interaction between lm and m-

Welles (1948)
lighting-black and white, light from window,
lady m-thinking the words-not speaking,
costume-old style, tight fitting, sexy,
interaction between lm and m-
music/sound-soft music playing in background, ominous effect,


scene seven

Nunn (1978)
lighting-dark, light on there faces,
costume-m=military suit, lm=dark robes-dressed similarly to witches
interaction- hugging, close talking to each other, kiss, don't want to be heard, macbeth doesn't want anything to do with murdering the king,
music/sound-some sound, low chatter in background,

Welles (1948)

walt: extracting information
wilf: quotation - reason

arguments against killing duncan.
there are many arguments to NOT killing duncan;
1-no consequences resulted from the murder “be all and the end all”
2-killer will be killed “th’ingredience of our poison'd chalice To our own lips
3-you don't kill your relatives “first, ass i am his kinsman and his subject, strong both against the deed and his host
4-you don't kill your king “strong both against the deed and his host
5-hosts don't kill the guests “his virtues will pleade like an angel
6-don't kill a virtuous “
7-killer damned for eternity “
8-murder unnatural to innocent humanity and heaven “

my opinion on killing king duncan is very strongly against it, i think all these things are the top of the board of things not to do to anyone.

Act one scene five
Walt: Looking at the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
Wilf: Knowledge of text quotations in support

How does Lady Macbeth view her husband?
Lady Macbeth is saying that Glamis and Cawdor are what they are and  always will be and is promised to be what its is, I know this because of the line “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be what thou art is promised. Lady Macbeth is scared of the nature of Macbeth, Macbeth is a good person and his nature will make him feel much guilt when he is questioned about many different things like killing the king, Macbeth is too kind and honourable to the country and its laws, I know this because of the line “yet I do fear the nature, it is too full o’th’ milk of human kindness.” the art of Glamis and Cawdor is not without ambition, I know this because of “art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it. She is also saying that the people that are high up in royalty are the more holy and would not do wrong things, and if they do the wrong things they would be cheating, I know this because of the line “that thou holily; woudst not play false, and yet wouldst wrongly win. Macbeth will have great Glamis, i know this because of the line “thou'dst have, great Glamis

How does lady Macbeth seek to change?
in the parasgraph lady macbeth talks about how she wishes to be unsexed, and to be royaslty by being a ‘king’ and filled with cruelty from head to toe, thick blood,

How Lady Macbeth and Macbeth shown in act one?
Macbeth is introduced unto the play with the witches and Banquo, after the witches were plotting there deceitful; plan of Macbeth-the last few lines being echoed as they enter the scene. Macbeth enters and is talking about how the day and how it is going. Banquo starts to talk about the three ‘withered, wild, out of this world, manly’ witches. The three witches talk to Macbeth chanting “all hail Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Glamis. All hail Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor. All hail Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter.” Macbeth is surprised to hear that the witches are telling g him his future about becoming the king

Lady Macbeth seems to turns evil after reading Macbeth’s letter, she reads the letter and thinks about being the queen of Cawdor-the power she would have. Lady Macbeth becomes power-hungry; as the light goes away she turns more evil.

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