Macbeth - Act five scene, 8

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Literature assignment.

                        For my literature assignment I have chosen act five scene, 8. I have chosen this scene because it is the final result of the play. From what the witches said in the first act ‘fair is foul and, foul is fair’. By Macduff winning his fight against Macbeth puts the play back on track. I have also chosen this scene because this is where Macbeth, the main character gets killed and loses the throne to Macduff.

My scene is going to be staged in a boxing ring. The fight in scene 8 between Macbeth and Macduff will be based on Rahman and Lewis, which will be later this year. Earlier this year Rahman and Lewis had already fought. The titles changed as Rahman won by a lucky left hook.  The boxing match will be this year so the language that the actors speak will be modern. The boxing match would go on until Macduff wins by knock out. About five rounds. At the beginning of the scene, you will think that Macbeth is winning but then it starts to change as Macduff retaliates, and knocks Macbeth out and becomes king. This is refereeing to the Lewis and Rahman fight as Lewis will win and becomes the king of the world. William Shakespeare wrote this play for King James of Scotland. So I’m writing my play for Don King because he is intressted in boxing and knows a lot about boxing so he would find it amusing, rather than doing the play for someone who does not even like the sport.

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        My scene is not that long. I have to change my actor’s language to modern so that very body can understand what they are saying. I ‘m not using iambic pentameter because when the actors speak what they are saying will not sound write, the thing that is also changing is the words, in the different verses. For example, instead of “my voice is in my sword, thou bloodier villain”, I am going to write, “my voice is in my glove you cocky villain.” Whilst the characters are fighting they will be saying their lines. Like when Macduff say, “ ...

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