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Shakespeare Coursework Essay As well as being the basis of performing arts, drama also has a way of expressing literary context through performance and all of its aspects. Many plays throughout the history of worldwide drama have successfully been able to take a character and apply emphasis to that character such that their personality and eccentricity are well highlighted. Whether it be a play or simply the text or script of one, everything from stage directions to lighting give subtle but effective additions to our interpretation of the story itself. Some examples of plays which have highlighted characters well are; Twelfth night and Romeo and Juliet. Act two, scene one reveals to a great extent the true character of Macbeth, or what Macbeth has become. GUILT AND FEAR-RIDDEN USURPER OF SCOTLAND'S THRONE.The Shakespearean tragedy is usually somewhat typical. It is always either leading up to or including the death of a hero. Shakespeare's tragic heroes demonstrate the center of a tragic idea, a sense of waste, which is the case here in Macbeth. Also, Shakespeare's heroes do not necessarily need to be good, also the case in Macbeth.. ...read more.


Such as dramatic Irony, Soliloquy, Aside, Colloquy, Monologue. Within the play most of these are very apparent, yet the things that usually capture our attention are visual aids, such ad facial expressions and body gestures. When viewing the versions of Macbeth you could easily tell that the actors are attempting vigorously to fulfill entirely the personalities of their characters. They are doing this by, exaggerating and stressing on the facial expressions during speech, and silent gestures without speech. As for the general dramatic context you can automatically recognize most of these solely by reading the script of the play. In order to understand the significance of the undertakings of Macbeth's storyline, you need to have the general background knowledge on the historical perspective at the time being. There was a specific superiority level position placing at that time called the Elizabethan worldview. This basically meant that certain people were at different levels in terms of social value, like for example the king would always be at the top etc. The divine right of kings was also something very cherished and obeyed at all times. ...read more.


He thinked he should take back the power that the God mandates to him. On the other hand, he thinked it is a betrayal to kill the king. These two incompatible cerebrations became inveterate in Macbeth's mind. Because of Lady Macbeth's insinuation, the ambition of usurping the power triumphs. In scene one, Macbeth's soliloquy exhibits the ambition of Macbeth as will as his fret of killing Duncan. For example: "A dagger of the mind,/ a false creation,/ proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?/ I see thee yet,/ in form as palpable,/ as this which now I draw." "Thou sure and firm-set earth, hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear thy very stones prate of my whereabout, and take the present horror from the time, which now suits with it." POLANSKI-He showed Duncan's murder, too. He had Macbeth come in and almost stab him, but decide not to at the last second, but Duncan wakes up and starts to yell for help. Then Macbeth had to kill him. That makes Macbeth more...not really innocent, but less evil kind of. Less willing to kill. It also explains how he could go through with it after hallucinating and going to Duncan's room almost in a trance. ...read more.

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