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Directing Macbeth Act 2 scene 1 Banquo is at Macbeth's courtyard. He will be leaning on the ledge, overlooking the front of the castle

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Directing Macbeth Act 2 scene 1 Banquo is at Macbeth's courtyard. He will be leaning on the ledge, overlooking the front of the castle. There will be lit torches around the balcony. No music will be played at the time. A spot light will be shone on Banquo to make him stand out from the rest of the scenery. The scenery its self will be quite simple with a few plants around to let the audience know that he is outside. Banquo will be wearing traditional green clothes from that time period. Fleance enters, strolling across to Banquo. He is also wearing traditional clothing. A second spotlight will be shone over Fleance. He will also lean on the ledge with his father. When they start to talk and Banquo will look at him often. When he says he is tired, he will say it slowly and calmly as if he has no energy left. Macbeth enters and an evil type of music will start to play as he says it is a friend. He will wear a bolder outfit to show power. He will stand with his hands in his hips and have a reassuring smile on face. Soon after, Banquo and Fleance leave Macbeth to have the soliloquy. It suddenly darkens as Macbeth has the vision of a floating dagger before hike. ...read more.


The light dims until it is eventually completely turned off. The music continues while the light dims and get slightly louder- it will only fade when the following scene begins. Act 5 scene 3 Macbeth will be in another room in Dunsinane castle. The room will be a neutral colour with dark oak furniture. The room is brightly lit with many different lamps and torches at the door. Macbeth will sit on a large chair with a glass of red wine in his hand. Music will be playing and will create a relaxed mood for the audience. When the servant enters, he will be walking at a slow pace. At this time Macbeth stands up and they both walk towards each other. When the servant tells him the news, his voice will be shaky and he will be looking at his feet. Macbeth will laugh hysterically and will mock the servant while walking around him. Macbeth's mood will then change to demanding and will start sending orders to other servants. He asks for the armour as the doctor enters. Macbeth pleads the doctor to cure his wife and his facial expression will turn humble and innocent. While Macbeth repeats the witches' prophecies; he will be pacing up and down, then stop to pour another glass of wine. He continues to repeat the prophecies but as a mime. ...read more.


He finds out the Queen has died and will sit on a chair slowly and reflects on what has happened. He will then walk to the front of the stage. His tone will change from sad to bitter as he is furious. Although the guards are on stage he will be talking as if it was a soliloquy. The messenger will then tell Macbeth that the wood moved and Macbeth's turns furious. He threatens the messenger whilst waving his arms around frantically. He snaps out of it when he says "arm, arm and out". To show he is talking to he will turn around and walk back towards them. He will start to talk to himself again when he says "there is nor flying here. I gin to be aweary of the sun". He will be talking reflectively, going over everything that has and is happening. His last two lines are to be said fiercely as he is trying to impress the soldiers and servants. Macbeth will leave to prepare for battle and will not look at his men; and he will stomp his feet to look superior. The soldiers and servants will starts cheering and follow him off. Seyton is left in the room on his own. He will stay silent for a few seconds and will not look convinced. He will put his head in his hands and shake his head; he will sigh then slowly walk off. ?? ?? ?? ?? Rosette Melao 9E Monday 10TH April 2006 ...read more.

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