Monday, November 16, 2009
Author/ Director: Shakespeare
Characters/ Actors: Duncan, Malcom, Macbeth, Donalbain, Macduff, Lady Macbeth, Banquo, Lenox, Ross, Siward, Siward's Son, Three Witches.
"Macbeth" is a play about greed and power. The tragedy begins with the prophecy of three witches who said that Macbeth was going to be the new King of Scotland. Immediately, Macbeth begins to harbour ambitions of becoming king.
When Macbeth tells his wife about his meeting with the witches, Lady Macbeth persuades him to follow a plan to murder the King (Duncan). He invited Duncan to his castle to spend the night and celebrate their victory in war. On the night of the king's visit, Macbeth kills Duncan.
Lady Macbeth takes charge of the situation and in accordance with her plan, she frames Duncan's sleeping servants for the murder by planting bloody daggers on them.
Macbeth assumes the throne as the new King os Scotland as a kinsman of the dead king.
Besides, returning to the beggining, the three witches also told to Banquo (Macbeth's war partner) that his Son will be King too...Wich, for Macbeth, that was a threat he had to take care of.
With these little introduction the play continues with lots of bloody scenes and it's been over the centuries, and in my opinion; it's entertainning, original and exciting from the beggining 'till the end ... It's been also adapted to film, television, opera, novels, comic books, and other media.
Student name: Tania Balmaceda
Class: 5º H