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Staging Macbeth

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Elizabeth Warwick 10B Staging Macbeth If I were to stage Macbeth I would keep in mind the themes running throughout the play. Therefore I would consider would sort of stage would be most appropriate for staging it. I feel the era I would choose to set it in would be Nazi Germany in the 1940's and Macbeth playing an Adolf Hitler role, and appearing on stage in a full length black trench coat, with the voices of the three witches being played in the background. From reviewing all of the different stages I consider the thrust stage to be the most practical option. ...read more.


In a play such as Macbeth, there are many key themes goodness and evil, hypocrisy and deception, the supernatural, justice and retribution, kinship, loyalty and love, as well as the acting I want the stage and it's set to try and convey some of these themes using lighting techniques and set. Centre stage I shall have a majestic, grand chair of 5ft, chair, made out of black, white, and red embroidered velvet material, the chair would be very grand and stand tall, with a throne like entity, and dark brown wood. To depict the colours of the Nazi flag. Macbeth would be sitting on it, in the opening scene, in darkness, with what looks to the audience like red silk encircling his feet, the ...read more.


I want the audience to be so close to the action, that they feel they are beholden in the traitorous mind of Macbeth. When the murders take place for instance, I want the audience to feel like it is their own skin being lacerated, by the careless stabs of the undignified dagger. Simplicity is the key element in my staging of Macbeth and I want it to be very open so there is room for the actors and actresses to move around the stage without hitting in to props. I do not want complicated pieces of set, drawing away the focus of the action in the play. I shall use things such as rostra, to give a simple and easy way or creating a different look for different scenes in the play. ...read more.

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