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|Excerpt from: Act 2, Scene 2
Actors: Harriet Walter (Lady macbeth), Sir Antony Sher (Macbeth)
Clip length: 1 min 14 sec.
The Royal Shakespeare Company (www.rsc.org.uk)
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As it begins so will it end.
Behind every successful man is an ambitious woman, and behind the Scottish Thane of Cawdor is his wife, Lady Macbeth. Together they will plot the death of a king, and all else who stand in their path towards absolute power.
But guilt-stoked madness and paranormal visitation lie ahead, and the man who kills in the night will come to understand that what begins in blood will end in blood.
Rated NC-17. Psycho-supernatural thriller. Violence, strong language some of a sexual nature, occult subject matter.
"Gross! I mean really ieu!"
- Heather Valleygirl
aka "The Tragedy of Macbeth"
Written summer/autumn of 1606
In performance Christmas 1606
The surviving text was adapted by Thomas Middleton
First published 1623
You can read the full text of
"Macbeth" at MIT.edu:
"Macbeth: Entire Play"
You can find a full synopsis of
"Macbeth" at Bardweb.net:
"Shakespeare Resource Center - Macbeth"
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