Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 418. Sunday, 4 July 1993.
From: Naomi Liebler <
Date: Saturday, 3 Jul 93 10:38:00 EST
Subject: 4.0416 Re: Duncan
Comment: RE: SHK 4.0416 Re: Duncan
Re Bernice's inquiry about a MACBETH where "everyone looks bad": William
Reilly's (I think that's his name) 1989 film "Men of Respect" is just such a
production. I ran it as part of my mini-summer session course in Sh. on Film,
after my students had already seen the Polanski, the BBC, the Sarah
Caldwell/Lincoln Center, and the Welles versions. They loved it, and so did I,
though I thought it a lot funnier on this viewing than I did when I saw it for
the first time. My favorite line (the first murderer to Macbeth on the order to
kill Banquo): "Fageddaboutim. He's a ghost!" Second favorite (Macbeth in
battle): "Nyah. Born a women, all a yiz." And last but certainly not least,
"Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow" is reduced to one word, spoken by Macbeth
to his image in a mirror: "IDIOT!"