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Re: Macbeth Discussion
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1458  Wednesday, 29 May 2002

[1]     From:   Jan Pick <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 May 2002 20:26:53 +0100
        Subj:   Re: Macbeth Discussion -- Directorial Interpretations

[2]     From:   Brian Willis <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 May 2002 10:02:11 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: Macbeth Discussion -- Directorial Interpretations

[3]     From:   Hardy M. Cook <
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        Date:   Wednesday, May 29, 2002
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From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Subject:        Re: Macbeth Discussion -- Directorial Interpretations

Further suggestions about directorial choices in Macbeth should be sent
directly to Alan J. Sanders at <
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Date:           Tuesday, 28 May 2002 10:02:11 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 13.1429 Re: Macbeth Discussion -- Directorial
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1429 Re: Macbeth Discussion -- Directorial
Interpretations

>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.

Branagh has been considering just this setting for the play on film for
some time. Whether it comes to fruition is still to be seen...

Brian Willis

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From:           Jan Pick <
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Date:           Tuesday, 28 May 2002 20:26:53 +0100
Subject: 13.1429 Re: Macbeth Discussion -- Directorial
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1429 Re: Macbeth Discussion -- Directorial
Interpretations

'Macbeth' is one of the most difficult plays to stage - mostly because
it is so deceptively straighforward!  As a veteran of many, I'm bored to
tears with the 'modern relevant' touch.  This is a play about deep
superstitions and beliefs - Orson Welles Voodoo Macbeth was said to be
stunning - set in a society that still believed in the supernatural -
don't try to excuse the weird sisters as many productions do, or reduce
them to silly old women, the 'witches' are the real key to a successful
'Macbeth'.  Actually, now the 'Macbeth' I really want to see is the
Irving 1880s, with 100s of witches - Shakespeare meets Lloyd Webber, but
I don't suppose I ever will!

Jan

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