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Macbeth THEA 200
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Setting the Stage Remember, remember the 5th of November: Gunpowder, Treason and Plot Macbeth is written quickly and in response the Gunpowder plot being exposed The mood in England mimics that of the play There is a feeling that evil is manifest, there’s a darkness looming James I is the new king Macbeth was performed for him and is written with an aim to please, flatter and comfort the king in the aftermath of his assassination attempt Set in Scotland James was obsessed with witchcraft James bragged he was a direct descendent of Banquo
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Motifs and Themes Blood Darkness Succession Revenge Doublespeak/ Equivocation Be a man
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QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Thunder and Lightning First Witch: When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain? Second Witch: When the hurlyburly's done, When the battle's lost and won . Third Witch: That will be ere the set of sun. First Witch: Where the place? Second Witch:Upon the heath. Third Witch: There to meet with Macbeth. First Witch: I come, Graymalkin! Second Witch:Paddock calls. Third Witch: Anon. ALL: Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air.
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The Witches/ The Weird Sisters “Weird” comes from the Anglo-Saxon word wyrd = fate QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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Duncan: What bloody man is that? Banquo: Were such things here as we do speak about? Or have we eaten on the insane root That takes reason prisoner? Macbeth: (Aside) Do you not hope your children shall be kings, When those that gave the Thane of Cawdor to me Promis’d no less to them? Macbeth: (Aside) Two truths are told, As happy prologues to the swelling act Of the imperial theme. - I thank you, gentlemen. (Aside) This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill; cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it given me earnest of success, Commencing in a truth? Macbeth: (Aside) Come what come may, Time and the hour runs through the roughest day…Let us toward the King.
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Lady Macbeth QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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The Plot Thickens Lady M: Whiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it, came missives from the King, who all-hail’d me ‘Thane of Cawdor,’ by which title, before, these weird sisters saluted me, and referr’d me to the coming on of time with ‘Hail, King that shalt be!’ This have I thought good to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness, that thou mightst not lose the dues of rejoicing by being ignorant of what greatness is promis’d thee.
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