Thursday, April 10, 2014

42:120 Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Ok, this is a simple story.  Macbeth is told by three witches that he will be king but Banquo's children will be kings for generations.  Macbeth isn't even king yet but hey, a few well placed daggers takes care of that problem.  Hey, kind of worried about Banquo and his kids so hire some murderers to take him and his kid out except they miss the kid.  Hire those same murderers to take out Macduff and his family only they let him escape and only take out his wife and kids which is enough to piss anyone off so of course, he gets some friends and their armies and kill Macbeth.  Self-fulfilled prophecy done.

I think this is definitely one of those plays that works better in a stage setting because reading it was boring and predictable.  I have a couple of different theatrical productions that I now just need to find time to watch.  I will grant that there are definitely some great lines from it even if the plot was tired.

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