CHARTING THE ORIGINS OF SCOTLAND, PA MACBETH
"I JUST WANNA LIVE. DON’T GOTTA BE ON TOP. THEY MAKE ME FEEL BAD AND THEY NEVER STOP."
“YOU GOT SO MUCH INSIDE YOU, BABY. YOU DESERVE MORE. WE BOTH DO.”
“FORGET IT. IT’S A STUPID IDEA. IT’S EVEN WORSE THAN YOUR CHICKEN BALL THING.”
THE MUSICAL 2019
Fast food genius, held back by his boss Duncan, but mostly content
"JESUS, PAT, THE GUY WAS JUST A LITTLE DRUNK...WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?"
Frustrated by Duncan’s treatment of her husband, Mac; wants better for their lives
“YOU DON'T GET IT MAC, YOU DON'T GET IT...YOU
'RE THE ONE RUNNING THAT PLACE AND WE LIVE IN A TRUCK."
DUNCAN Arrogant, sometimes violent, boss and father
"OH PAT, MAC, THANK GOD! SOMEBODY JUST HIT ME ON THE HEAD.”
THE FILM 2001
THE PLAY Macbeth
Shakespeare was writing at the time of the coronation of King James. To flatter the new monarch, Duncan was a good king, and Banquo, one of James’s ancestors, was portrayed as noble and moral. Shakespeare also took ideas from Daemonologie, a book James himself wrote about the supernatural.
Heroic military captain; his ambition, his wife, and the words of the witches push him to evil
SHORTLIE AFTER, HE BEGAN TO SHEW WHAT HE WAS, IN STEAD OF EQUITIE PRACTISING CRUELTIE.
THE ORIGIN Holinshed's
The Chronicles were written in Early Modern English and during time before spelling was standardized.
John Hall, Macbeth, NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND MAKBETH
Not a military hero, but justified in his claim to the throne. Makbeth kills Duncan and rules justly before becoming a tyrant.
12 ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
MAKBETH'S WIFE Ambitious and fierce
Artist unknown, Duncan I, National Gallery of Scotland
KING DUNCAN A weak, gentle, ineffective ruler LADY MACBETH
Ambitious and ruthless in her pursuit of power
SHE THAT WAS VERIE AMBITIOUS, BURNING IN UNQUENCHABLE DESIRE TO BEARE THE NAME OF A QUÉENE.
KING DUNCAN Middle-aged; a good, moral king
AFTER IT WAS PERCEIVED HOW NEGLIGENT HE WAS IN PUNISHING OFFENDORS, MANIE MISRULED PERSON TOOKE OCCASION THEREOF TO TROUBLE THE PEACE...
JOE "MAC" MCBETH
Hard-drinking, hard-working man beaten down by his life
"I HAVE NO SPUR TO PRICK THE SIDES OF MY INTENT, BUT ONLY VAULTING AMBITION WHICH O’ERLEAPS ITSELF AND FALLS ON THE OTHER."
Frustrated by the way she and Mac are treated; sick of Mac not standing up for them
“WHEN YOU DURST DO IT, THEN YOU WERE A MAN"
Oblivious and old school; doesn’t realize how he makes people feel
"CONDUCT ME TO MINE HOST. WE LOVE HIM HIGHLY, AND SHALL CONTINUE OUR GRACES TOWARDS HIM.”
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