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If you were asked to direct Act 2 Scene 2 of Macbeth by Shakespeare, how would you direct it?

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Aisha Qureshi 11QWr If you were asked to direct Act 2 Scene 2 of Macbeth by Shakespeare, how would I direct it? If I were to direct the Act 2 Scene 2 of Macbeth, I would consider these points, because all these points would determine how the effective this scene would be: - * Text * Stage * Lighting * Costumes * Positions on stage Text The text is very important to this scene because it determines what mood the character is in. I will take line by line and talk how it should be said and what is being said. In lines 1 and 2 Lady Macbeth would higher her voice as she speaks, because she is talking about how bold and strong she is, that what made them unconscious made her more awake. 'That which hath made them drunk, hath made me bold What hath quenched them, hath given me fire' When the owl shrieks she will immediately say the next two words, so from being a bold person she has suddenly become this very scared and when she finds out that it is only an owl this sign of relief comes over her face and she starts to talk normally. ...read more.

Middle

Line 7 tells us what she thinks of the servants 'That death and nature do contend about them, Whether they live, or die' She doesn't even care if Duncan's servants live or die because they're nothing to her because they are poor and more of them can be bought. After this Macbeth enters with the two dagger which were used to kill Duncan and he says 'Who's there? What ho?' He would say this very quickly and he would he would be trembling because of what he has just done, he doesn't know if it was the right or wrong thing to do. He would also have a light stammer. Then Lady Macbeth speaks line 9 to 13 quietly, because she thinks the servants have awaken and doubts her husband actually doing the job properly (what he dose by making a total mockery of it by making a big mess) and how she could of done the murder if only Duncan didn't look like her father. Then from line 15 to 22 they ask each other questions about if any body woke up or if anybody heard a sound. ...read more.

Conclusion

Then from lines 55 to 59 Lady Macbeth says fine I will do it but there is nothing to fear and she also says that she will try to make the grooms guilty. Then from lines 60 to 77 Lady Macbeth tells him to pull him self-back together and she comes up with an alibi that no one will suspect it is they. Stage I want the stage to be totally bare so all the attention is on Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Lighting I only want two spotlights and they should be on the two characters separately and the two spotlights only join when the daggers are exchanged. Costumes I want both of them to wear black like the 'Grim Reaper', representing bad people. Positions on stage In the beginning I want Lady Macbeth pacing up and down the stage and when Macbeth comes he will come from the left side (not from the right side because he has done a bad deed. So Lady Macbeth would stand on the right side and Macbeth on the left side but they would only enter and go from the left side. ...read more.

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