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Re: Macbeth Discussion -- Directorial Interpretations
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1429  Tuesday, 28 May 2002

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        Date:   Friday, 24 May 2002 13:18:27 -0500
        Subj:   Re: Macbeth Discussion -- Directorial Interpretations

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        Date:   Saturday, 25 May 2002 14:09:09 -0400
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From:           David Wilson-Okamura <
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Date:           Friday, 24 May 2002 13:18:27 -0500
Subject:        Re: Macbeth Discussion -- Directorial Interpretations

Alan J. Sanders wrote:

>I am interested in stories, stagings, interpretations, etc. . . that
>would help to give me buffer with which to keep my production in check.
>I normally give myself 6-10 months to do research, but this time around
>I have only 20 days to finalize pre-production work before open
>auditions.

Have a look at Marvin Rosenberg, The Masks of Macbeth (Berkeley and Los
Angeles: U of California P, 1978). For stage interpretations prior to
c.  1975, this will probably be the only book you need.

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Date:           Saturday, 25 May 2002 14:09:09 -0400
Subject: 13.1409 Macbeth Discussion -- Directorial
Comment:        RE: SHK 13.1409 Macbeth Discussion -- Directorial
Interpretations

Alan,

I've often thought that "Macbeth" would be great staged in a Wall Street
corporate office. You know, Duncan is the CEO, Macbeth a VP, and LM a
social climber. The thought just crossed my mind: what about "Boston
Public" where Duncan is the Principal and Macbeth the Vice Principal
Scott Guber . . . wasn't Scott's nose out of joint when the Principal
(Stephen?) was caught looking for another job and he hadn't decided
whether to designate Marla or Scott as his heir-apparent. The kids would
be familiar with that show...

Ruth Ross

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From:           Don Weingust <
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Date:           Saturday, 25 May 2002 16:12:33 -0400
Subject: Macbeth Discussion -- Directorial Interpretations
Comment:        SHK 13.1409 Macbeth Discussion -- Directorial Interpretations

Dear Alan,

With twenty days to auditions, you may find Marvin Rosenberg's _The
Masks of Macbeth_ a most helpful resource.  It will provide you with a
wealth of information about the choices made by directors and actors in
a wide array of productions.

Cheers,
Don Weingust
Tufts University

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