Macbeth Oral - Brief Overview

Macbeth Oral - Brief Overview

  • Submitted By: lukeass
  • Date Submitted: 11/11/2008 10:38 PM
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Welcome everyone. As you know I have called you here today to discuss the play “Macbeth”. I would just like to make sure everyone know what they are going to be doing, how they are feeling and what I am expecting of you.

What I am going to do is briefly go over what you should already know and what I want the audience to think and feel. This should help make it easier for you to understand your character.

Act 1
This is where we firstly meet Macbeth. Macbeth is a military leader heaped with honours, who is given the tile “Thane of Cawdor” by the King for his valent effort in the battle. Soon after this Macbeth is lured in by three witches and made to believe that he will one day become king.
Macbeth’s wife finds out about this and wants Macbeth to kill the king and make what the witches’ prophesize come true.

So now at this point the audience shouldn’t know what Macbeth is going to do, whether he is going to kill the king or to stay loyal.

On to

Act 2 now
Macbeth goes a little crazy and has doubts on weather he will kill the king. Conflicting thoughts of friendship and enemy. Yet Macbeth goes through with it and kills the king, King Duncan.
Duncan's sons Malcolm and Donalbain, fearing that their lives are in danger, flee to England and Ireland. But in doing so, brings them under suspicion of killing King. And Macbeth is crowned king of Scotland.

Ok in this act I would really like to get across how Macbeth is feeling the emotions he is going though. Anger, pain, guilt, distress, fear, jealousy, sadness, and rage all these should be shown by Macbeth.

Moving on

Act 3
Macbeth hires two assassins to kill Banquo and his son Fleance in an attempt to change what the witches' prophesy that Banquo will father kings. But they are only able to kill Banquo, Fleance escapes.
Macbeth throws a feast on the same night that Banquo is murdered. Banquo's ghost appears to him, sending him into a frenzy of terror, which nearly incriminates him in the...

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