How does this interpretation of the ‘dagger scene’ influence your understanding of the play or the character of Macbeth? Do you prefer this scene or the one presented to you by Roman Polanski? What is the difference? Respond by commenting to this post.
Today, we are going to finish Macbeth by viewing the remainder of Roman Polanski’s film. I want you to make notes as you watch and to consider the following for your 5th and final blog post for this unit.
Macbeth Journal Entry #4
Re-watch the film and stage performances of the Porter’s monologue in Act II, Scene iii of Macbeth. Compare and contrast with the lines of the play. Which version of the Porter do you feel best represents the atmosphere and mood of the play? Why? Post to your blog.
Things to focus on (as we discussed today in class):
- lines omitted or added
- tone of voice
- facial expression
- body language
These are the ones we watched in class BUT there are many more. Do a search and see which ones resonate the most with you.
Macbeth (1971) Roman Polanski’s film
Macbeth (1978) Stage
Macbeth (2010) Film
I LOVE this kid! What do you think about this one?