…. in response to an ed post
well i’d watch the Polanski film version of the play, whatever you may think of him personally, it’s a fierce, brutal, visceral interpertation.
It feels grimly scottish and even survives comparisons with monty python and the holy grail!
when we studied it for o-levels, we got to watch it in class, which was just fab
….and much better than say RE, where Mr Blanchflower, one of those blokes like Michael Eavis, with an upside down head beard thing.. oh and he wore a string vest under his shirt and just dreadful tediously monotone read excerpts from the bible. oh woodworm dull, waste of my life
… back to the film… plus bonus, that bloke from the proffesionals, martin shaw(?) plays banquo and his ghost
once you’ve grasped teh story then you can concentrate more on the text for the stage version and it really is beautiful in places!
“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow; a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,