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Re: Doubling in Macbeth
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1744  Monday, 18 September 2000.

[1]     From:   Rachelle Slater <
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        Date:   Sunday, 17 Sep 2000 20:34:52 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1727 Doubling in Macbeth?

[2]     From:   Thomas Berger <
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        Date:   Friday, 15 Sep 2000 15:46:50 -0400
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        Date:   Monday, 18 Sep 2000 11:23:37 -0500
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From:           Rachelle Slater <
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Date:           Sunday, 17 Sep 2000 20:34:52 EDT
Subject: 11.1727 Doubling in Macbeth?
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1727 Doubling in Macbeth?

I don't know if I can really help, but I have seen the Porter, the
doctor and Seward all play the same role.  I have also seen the three
witches double as the maids in the banquet scene.

Hope it helps, but I'm sure you will get better suggestions.

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Date:           Friday, 15 Sep 2000 15:46:50 -0400
Subject: 11.1727 Doubling in Macbeth?
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1727 Doubling in Macbeth?

Steve,

T. J. King, Casting Shakespeare's Plays.  Cambridge, 1992

tom berger in haste

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Date:           Monday, 18 Sep 2000 11:23:37 -0500
Subject: 11.1727 Doubling in Macbeth?
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1727 Doubling in Macbeth?

The are many possibilities in Macbeth for doubling, ranging from the
straight forward (and often used) Duncan/Siward, and
Seyton/Witch/Murderer, to the more adventurous and experimental.  The
question would be: what type of production are you doing?  Here are some
thoughts: Lady Macbeth/Malcolm--stresses Malcolm's youth and troublesome
sexuality, and LM's strength and political cunning.  Or how about
Duncan/Banquo/Macduff--clearly needs strong editing of some scenes, but
offers a line of leaders, each one rising from the ashes of the previous
to stand in Macbeth's path.  I have performed a version with seven
actors--and have adapted the play for three! Doubling, Doubling, Toil,
and Troubling!
 

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