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Act One Scene 7 might be considered to be one of the most important scenes in Shakespeare’s play ‘Macbeth’. Discuss why this is so and how you would wish to see the parts of Macbeth and/or Lady Macbeth played in order to convey the scenes s

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Act One Scene 7 might be considered to be one of the most important scenes in Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth'. Discuss why this is so and how you would wish to see the parts of Macbeth and/or Lady Macbeth played in order to convey the scenes significance. I think that Act One Scene 7 might be considered one of the most important scenes in Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth' because in this scene the main plot of the murder of the king is discussed and because this is where the main development of both the character Macbeth and Lady Macbeth begin to develop. Also because the audience in the C17th would have taking this as a serious matter as it was considered to be a great crime to murder the king as they were believed to be sent by God, so this scene creates a large dramatic impact on the audience. This scene also is important in a way such as because it is the beginning of the main tradgedy of the play that begins in this scene knowing that Macbeth is doing a bad deed. ...read more.

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At this point of his speech I would want Macbeth to walk to the upper left and pretend to look out a window, and this is meant to represent Macbeth wishing that all was over, as if he were looking into the future looking away from his worries. At the beginning of the second section that ends at line 12, I wish Macbeth to empathise 'judgement'. I would want Macbeth to make his voice lower, still looking out the window, showing the audience that he is really thinking about the consequences that he would face if he went ahead and murdered the king. When in line 10 at 'even-handed justice' Macbeth would nod his head in agreement that he knows that he will have to face not only heavenly consequences but also earthly ones, and the nod represents the acceptance of these punishments that he knows that he will deserve upon performing the deed. In the third section Macbeth leaves the window and walks to centre stage, Macbeth now emphasizes the points of why he should not kill the king, and those are 'kinsman', 'subject', and 'host'. ...read more.

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Macbeth has more anger in his voice and, and at 'deep damnation' he stresses the word and speaks louder. Macbeth then compares the innocence of the king with 'naked new-born babe'. At line 22 Macbeth begins to speak faster as here he begins to get carried away by his imagination, which has started as a dream but is now turning onto a nightmare. In the last section in Macbeth's soliloquy Macbeth speaks in a lower tone of voice because he is here back to reality, here he walks to bottom right of the stage. The only words that Macbeth is to emphasise is the only reason he can think of to go ahead and murder the king and that is his own 'vaulting ambition'. He says these words rapidly as they are for killing the king which Macbeth knows that he really does not wish to do, and as for the other words that Macbeth is to emphasise are said slower and this is to show the many points of which not to kill the King, Macbeth knows that his ambition will lead to one main thing and that is his own downfall. ...read more.

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