The use of the horrors of conventional medicine is a hoot. Heres double double toil and trouble from the 2010 televised version of the play that shall not be named. The 2010 version of macbeth is set in an alternate history, militaristic. They later appear in the film in a number of other roles, including lady macbeths attendants and servingwomen at the banquet. With michael fassbender, marion cotillard, jack madigan, frank madigan. Inhabiting the roles of macbeth and lady macbeth are none other than ian mckellen and judi dench, arguably the two most talented british thespians. The cast is the same one that participated in the chichester festival theatre production. In the 2010 version i liked how there was a lot of emotion and action. How does the director polanski set the mood for the film.
Kate fleetwood gives a beautifully vampiric performance as lady macbeth, and their timing is so masterful. Comparison of three versions of macbeth by clare cameron on prezi. May 19, 2017 in rupert goolds 2010 film version of the play, starring patrick stewart as macbeth, the witches appear first as nurses in a nightmarish hospital, ripping out the heart of the wounded soldier. How does duncan receive the news of macbeth and banquos success in battle. In addition, effects are added to the voices of the witches and this makes. Macbeth, the thane of glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become king of scotland. The use of colors was extremely important for the movie, especially during macbeths dinner party with the ghost of banquo. Oct 05, 2010 watch the full film of rupert goolds macbeth starring sir patrick stewart and kate fleetwood following a london west end run in december 2007, a soldout limited engagement at the brooklyn. Reallife spouses corey stoll and nadia bowers play shakespeares murderous couple, directed by tony award winner john doyle. Sep 29, 2015 macbeth reunites kurzel with adam arkapaw, one of the most exciting cinematographers around animal kingdom 2010, top of the lake 20, true detective 2014 and kurzels brother, jed, as. But macbeth loses his courage at the crucial moment and lady macbeth assumes his bloody responsibility.
Comparison even though all three versions portray the same story, they are all dramatically different in how they are filmed. Take rupert goolds 2010 version of macbeth, for example. They are macbeths own inner demons, made patently evident when he says enough. Its primarily a war story, set in what i judge to be about 1955. William shakespeare kenneth tynan roman polanski cast. The witches change from young to old, and back to young. Directed by rupert goold and starring patrick stewart and kate fleetwood, the film adaptation surpasses the expectations held to a. Not rated 2h 40min music episode aired 6 october 2010. Differences between the play and movie free essays.
The screenplay is based on william shakespeares play macbeth the film stars michael fassbender in the title role and marion cotillard as lady macbeth, with paddy considine, sean harris, jack reynor, elizabeth debicki, and david. Lady macbeth and macbeth were more prominent characters in the 2010 version over the 1978 version. So the text itself is basically just dialogue and a few bits of stage direction including the ever awesome exit, pursued by a bear, which shows up in a winters tale. Fassbenders macbeth is unhinged, in ways that are at once terrifying, deeply moving and all too recognizable to. The witches are initially encountered as nurses in a field hospital, killing rather than curing the victims of battle, and later become the sullen, silent. Whether the witches exist or are a figment of his tortured mind is unclear. Watch the full film of rupert goolds macbeth starring sir patrick stewart and kate fleetwood following a london west end run in december 2007, a.
Jon finch francesca annis martin shaw terence bayler john stride aka. Otherwise, even before macbeth commits andor orders multiple murders, kurzel punctuates the action with flashforwards and flashbacksindeed, flash of any kind, including jolting cuts between stagey tableaux and closeup action, whether on the battlefield or in macbeths court. Dec 03, 2015 otherwise, even before macbeth commits andor orders multiple murders, kurzel punctuates the action with flashforwards and flashbacksindeed, flash of any kind, including jolting cuts between stagey tableaux and closeup action, whether on the battlefield or in macbeths court. You get a plethora of witches in the new production of macbeth at off. Macbeth seeks out the witches to learn more about his fate. Although shakespeares macbeth is a play set in 16th century scotland, rupert goold modernizes the play by changing the setting to a sovietstyled country and implementing modern elements into the characters and theme. It may be a tad too much when in act iv the witches do their toil and trouble speech to a wrap music cadence. It was directed by rupert goold from his stage adaptation for the chichester festival theatre in 2007. William shakespeares masterpiece, macbeth, is a tragedy brilliantly brought to the 21st century by rupert goold. Lady macbeth says her husband is unwell, but macbeth continues to rave, prompting macduff and his wife to leave. In case its been a while since high school english class, or since youve watched previous film adaptations of macbeth by roman polanski or orson welles.
Act 1 scene 1 of macbeth 1971 2006 and 2010 youtube. Sir patrick stewart stars in a gripping tonynominated production. Macbeth asks the assassins for news and is enraged that fleance has escaped. The great thing about shakespeare is that its supposed to be performed rather than read. Patrick stewart absolutely nails the more subtle points of macbeth s mind in crisis. Welles increased the purpose and presence of the three witches in the movie to play up the. Macbeth, the antihero of the play, hears a prophecy from the witches that he will be the king of scotland. Oct 24, 2016 macbeth is a tragedy that is also a morality play, depicting a consuming desire that destroys an individual. Goold chose to tell the story with macbeth as a russian dictator cultivating a cult of personality in the 1940s. It is real, tough, in your face, compelling, and the witches will rock you. Sir patrick stewart stars in director rupert goolds visionary take on william shakespeares classic play, which shifts the action to a foreboding purgatory in order to explore mankinds eternal. Oct 01, 2015 the witches, of course, are unapologetic heretics, while lady macbeth, whose first and last lines are spoken in the same claustrophobic, stone church, is implicitly associated with christianity.
Actors guild award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries. Macbeth is a 2010 television film based on william shakespeares tragedy of the same name. Director rupert goold has given us a very unusual macbeth. The main diffrences in between the play and the movie is the portrayal and functions of the witches, the changes of the setting and some key scenes, and the diffrences of the functions of the main characters and also the minor characters. Act 1 scene 1 of macbeth three witches scene from 3 different versions. He starts to believe it when he becomes a thane of cawdor, which is also a part of the prophecy. Three interpretations of act one, scene one first look at the stop motion witches. It stars anne hathaway, octavia spencer, stanley tucci, chris rock, and jahzir kadeem bruno. This play details a scottish general named macbeth who receives a prediction from a trio of witches that believes in the future he will become the king of scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
Oct 08, 2010 sir patrick steward and the three witches from pbs greatest performances macbeth 2010. Patrick stewart absolutely nails the more subtle points of macbeths mind in crisis. When stewart is reciting one of macbeths soliloquies, the viewer is not distracted by the mess of people on screen. The portrayal and function of the witches in the original play of macbeth and the movie have. Macbeth 2010 was shown on tv as part of the great performances series.
Macduff slays macbeth and beheads him, and malcolm takes the throne of scotland. When she reads macbeths revelation of the witches predictions towards the end of the movie, she immediately assumes that only her perseverance can lead macbeth to pursue and acquire the desired position of king, which represents power and authority. The witches is an upcoming american fantasy comedy film directed by robert zemeckis, and written by zemeckis, guillermo del toro and kenya barris. I chose to survey the women in macbeth specifically because of historical blame placed on either lady macbeth or the witches for macbeths actions. In the united states, it aired on pbs great performances.
Shakespeare, macbeth, pbs great performances 2010 dir. How do the witches appear at the beginning of the movie. Mar 16, 2012 because of its success, in 2010 they decided to film it, staying true to the stage production while still creating an engaging movie that was not just a film of a stage. I liked the characters outfits and clothes because they were more realistic for the time period. The three witches likewise receive an update in keeping with the 20th century aesthetics, appearing as hospital nurses. He starts to believe it when he becomes a thane of cawdor, which is also a. Because they think that fair is foul and foul is fair. There are many similarities and differences between the macbeth the play and macbeth the movie.
The movie, marking goolds cinematic debut, will be presented on pbs as part of the great performances series wednesday, october 6, at 9 p. Directed by rupert goold and starring patrick stewart and kate fleetwood, the film adaptation surpasses the expectations held to a reimagining of a stage classic. It is based on the novel of the same name by roald dahl, and is the second feature length adaptation of the novel, following the 1990 film of the same name. With patrick stewart, kate fleetwood, oliver burch, suzanne burden. Goolds use of colors is also a key aspect to this movie. Director rupert goold has made some strange choices, and as usual i find the witches to be the weakest part of the show. Lady macbeth dismisses the guests and takes macbeth away. Comparison of three versions of macbeth by clare cameron. In rupert goolds 2010 film version of the play, starring patrick stewart as macbeth, the witches appear first as nurses in a nightmarish hospital.
Nov 30, 2015 inhabiting the roles of macbeth and lady macbeth are none other than ian mckellen and judi dench, arguably the two most talented british thespians walking the boards in the year 1978. Macbeth, in comparison to five film adaptations for a 21st century audience. This lesson explores the 2010 film adaptation based on shakespeares macbeth directed by rupert goold, concentrating on how the characters of the play are portrayed and the themes which emerge. So the text itself is basically just dialogue and a few bits of stage direction including the ever awesome exit, pursued by. When she reads macbeth s revelation of the witches predictions towards the end of the movie, she immediately assumes that only her perseverance can lead macbeth to pursue and acquire the desired position of king, which represents power and authority. The witches beards, bizarre potions, and rhymed speech make them seem slightly ridiculous, like caricatures of the supernatural. Feb 15, 2008 this good and nasty interpretation of macbeth, starring patrick stewart, has enough flash, blood and mutilated bodies to satisfy a wes craven fan. Lady macbeth commits suicide, and macbeth seeks out and attacks macduff, only to learn that he was born via caesarian section and thus is not of woman born. A comparison of shakespeares macbeth and rupert goolds.
Id hate to play baseball with the witches from macbeth. In goolds 2010 adaptation of macbeth, goold develops a witch scene in act 4. Compare and contrast rupert goold and macbeth essay 1225 words 5 pages. Shakespeare has them speak in rhyming couplets throughout their most famous line is probably double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble in 4. Compare and contrast the 2 movie versions of macbeth. Welles increased the purpose and presence of the three witches in the movie to play up the conflict between early christianity and pagan beliefs in scotland. The 1971 film shows the murder of duncan, and the 2010 film does not.
The play macbeth, by william shakespeare, which we read and the movie, by rupert goolds, which we watch has several diffrences but all put out the same message. This is one aspect which you would think wouldnt change when recreating a movie. This will not be the last time things have changed to match the movie and not the play. Macbeth reunites kurzel with adam arkapaw, one of the most exciting cinematographers around animal kingdom 2010, top of the lake 20. Enhance your knowledge of one of the adaptations of macbeth by completing the lesson titled macbeth movie 2010. Power of fate through light and sound in rupert goolds macbeth. Their presentation is terrific, unexpected and utterly perfect for this version of the play. In 11 thcentury scotland, the great warrior macbeth, thane of glamis, receives a prophecy from three witches that he will be king someday. This black and white film features some minor changes to the original play along with significant edits. This good and nasty interpretation of macbeth, starring patrick stewart, has enough flash, blood and mutilated bodies to satisfy a wes craven fan. It is a tad unnerving and to find witches replaced with ghoulish nurses is a tad stretching. Freshen up your watchlist with prime videos latest roster of streaming movies and tv.
I cant think of a better video for the theatre lovers halloween season. Macbeth will not be synopsis as the play begins, three witches gather in a stormy field, planning to meet macbeth, as he returns from an important battle. Act 1 scene 1 of macbeth 1971 2006 and 2010 duration. To those who watch only the movie will only see what the director wants you to see and you will not be able to indulge in the fascinating writing of shakespeare. Jon finch francesca annis martin shaw terence bayler john stride. Macbeth is a 2010 television film based on william shakespeare s tragedy of the same name. I disliked that the witches were too modern and crazy.124 1043 1462 742 35 663 1447 897 66 1036 986 672 672 1040 233 23 734 568 456 1085 691 223 1066 1004 255 504 1327 385 1289 282 822 1378 624 1254 135 966 718 190 667 213 1127 283 994 1110 1094 795 924