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Macbeth - directing Act 4 scene 1. What Kind of Atmosphere do you think the Witches should create in the scene?

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Macbeth What Kind of Atmosphere do you think the Witches should create in the scene? Act 4 scene 1 Speech * Should begin with a mysterious atmosphere which transforms into a scary atmosphere later on. * Should create an uncomfortable atmosphere within the audience and characters by using rhyming couplets. * Rhyming couplets was important in the 16th century because the audience in the theatre would understand it more. * The supernatural effect is purely based on Shakespeare's use of language, which is rhyming words. * Witches should speak short sentences to make sure that the audience has the right amount of suspense that wishes them to want to know more. * I would describe the witches' personality by saying they're devious and extremely un-predictable; they can also have a different side by dropping hints to cause confusion. In act 4 scene 1, I think that they should start with a mysterious atmosphere which transforms into a scary atmosphere later on. ...read more.

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The audience is intimidated and is scared of the unity of the witches.Furthermore, the audience feels what the character feels, anticipation of what bad deeds the witches will do next. The witches narrate the play, and also control it as they speak at the same time to make it tenser. They use rhyming couplets to give a supernatural effect by saying snake, bake, frog, dog. The witches make it intense by using words such as brindled and chawdron when there doing there spells. How would you produce the play differently for Elizabethan times compared to 2010 ? I would change a few things such as * Special effects such as lighting when there is mystery to enhance emotions such as anger, happiness, frustration and fright. * Different angles where the lighting is, to show character expression, this can also be used for pathetic fallacy. So if the character feels small and * Make the actors come closely towards the crowd, to make them more involved and get a chance to have an insight into the play. ...read more.

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* It has a strong supernatural atmosphere as they are chanting, preparing spells. * I would like the audience to go away thinking that the witches are bizarre and not be meddled with. And that the without the witches the play would have been boring. Overall act 4 scene 1 shows the witches' there true intentions. The witches created all the suspense throughout the play. The Witches create tension by preparing the potion whilst frightening another character. As Macbeths questions are being answered by suspense is being built for the audience preparing them for crucial moments in the play.Shakespeare emphasises the fact that witches get what they want, and they use others to do it for them. There was a strong supernatural atmosphere as they were chanting and preparing spells. Moreover, I would like the audience to go away thinking that the witches are bizarre and not to be meddled with, and that without the witches the play would not have been as thrilling. In conclusion there is a moral be more grateful for what you have as greed and power can easily lead to misery. By Khalil Talib 10s1 ...read more.

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