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“Most Bloody Piece of Work” Jacobean Shakespeare: Macbeth , Lecture 3
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The Substance of History Duncan was young, and his 6 year reign 1034-40 was torn by many military defeats against Vikings. Little general regret when he was murdered by Macbeth and other nobles. Macbeth himself Holinshed wrote that Duncan was “perhaps too soft and gentle,” and that the noble rebels regarded him as “a fainthearted milksop.” Sons of Duncan: Malcolm Canmore “Bighead” and
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The Substance of History Lady Macbeth = Gruoch , daughter of a son of Kenneth III (King of Scotland) who had been killed by Malcolm II (King and Duncan’s Grandfather) in order to ensure Duncan’s Macbeth reigned 17 years, from 1040- 1057. “Macbeth, if a murder, was a good king.” When the Stuart family came to power, Banquo and Fleance were
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Trevor Nunn, 1979 (Judi Dench and Ian McKellen)
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Roman Polanski, 1971
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Orson Wells’ Macbeth (1948)
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Orson Wells’ Macbeth (1948) “VOODOO MACBETH” (from 1936 production) “Weird” comes from the Old English word “WYRD,” fate.
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Roman Polanski’s Macbeth (1971)
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If't be so, For Banquo's issue have I filed my mind; For them the gracious Duncan have I murder'd; Put rancours in the vessel of my peace
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course ENGLISH 350:323 taught by Professor Fulton during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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