History Theatre / Macbeth

12th Jul '17 7:03:43 AM jormis29
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''Macbeth'' has been adapted into several notable films over the decades by the likes of Creator/OrsonWelles, Creator/AkiraKurosawa, Creator/RomanPolanski, Bela Tarr and recently a 2015 version by Justin Kurzel starring Creator/MichaelFassbender, Creator/MarionCotillard and Creator/DavidThewlis.

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''Macbeth'' has been adapted into several notable films over the decades by the likes of Creator/OrsonWelles, Creator/AkiraKurosawa, Creator/RomanPolanski, Bela Tarr Creator/BelaTarr and recently a 2015 version by Justin Kurzel starring Creator/MichaelFassbender, Creator/MarionCotillard and Creator/DavidThewlis.
29th Jun '17 6:49:57 PM Caswin
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* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The Three Witches. They observe everything in the play, but never interfere with the plot.

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* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The Three Witches. They observe everything in the play, but never interfere with the plot."only" interact by delivering prophecies.
29th Jun '17 6:38:50 PM PaulA
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* PetTheDog: Lady Macbeth's kind treatment of an exhausted servant who serves as an envoy contrasts with the following scene of her -- already in a mindset that made her the TropeNamer for "Lady Macbeth" -- wishing her best nature destroyed so she can properly vie ruthlessly for Macbeth's rise to the throne.

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* PetTheDog: Lady Macbeth's kind treatment of an exhausted servant who serves as an envoy contrasts with the following scene of her -- already in a mindset that made her the TropeNamer for "Lady Macbeth" -- wishing her best nature destroyed so she can properly vie ruthlessly for Macbeth's rise to the throne.
29th Jun '17 5:12:30 PM Caswin
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* PetTheDog: Lady Macbeth's kind treatment of an exhausted servant who serves as an envoy contrasts with the following scene of her -- already in a mindset that made her the TropeNamer for "Lady Macbeth" -- wishing her best nature destroyed so she can properly vie ruthlessly for Macbeth's rise to the throne.
21st Jun '17 8:45:28 PM Ghostkaiba297
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** In the 1971 version, the murderers who kill Banquo are drowned by Ross (the Third Murderer) for failing to kill Fleance. Thus, different murderers kill Macduff's family.



** The 1971 adaptation adds a silent epilogue (sometimes tacked onto the play) in which [[spoiler:Donalbain goes to the witches' hut, presumably to do exactly what Macbeth did.]] It is deeply unsettling.[[note]] Interestingly, though, it may be TruthInTelevision: the Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} article for "Donald III of Scotland" mentions that he took the throne after his brother's death, usurping his brother's sons, and may have invaded Scotland to do so -- the historical record isn't clear -- and killed one of them who tried to regain power.[[/note]]

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** The 1971 adaptation adds a silent epilogue (sometimes tacked onto the play) in which [[spoiler:Donalbain goes to the witches' hut, presumably to do exactly what Macbeth did.]] It is deeply unsettling.[[note]] Interestingly, though, it may be TruthInTelevision: the Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} article for "Donald III of Scotland" mentions that he took the throne after his brother's death, usurping his brother's sons, and may have invaded Scotland to do so -- the historical record isn't clear -- and killed one of them who tried to regain power.[[/note]][[/note]] Though it could also be argued that [[spoiler: he [[DeathByAdaptation kills the witches]] for their role in his father's death]], since he obviously knows of them now.
9th Apr '17 4:41:12 PM Springheeled_Jack
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* AnachronismStew: A clock is mentioned centuries before they would have been found in Europe. The same error is found in JuliusCaesar.

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* AnachronismStew: A clock is mentioned centuries before they would have been found in Europe. The same error is found in JuliusCaesar.Theatre/JuliusCaesar.
9th Apr '17 4:37:31 PM Springheeled_Jack
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* AnachronismStew: A clock is mentioned centuries before they would have been found in Europe. The same error is found in JuliusCaesar.
3rd Apr '17 3:34:11 PM papyru30
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* CanonForeigner: The 2015 adds two witches (a child and an infant), a child soldier who Macbeth gets attached to (and who dies during the battle against Macdonald), and a child for the Macbeths (who died prior to the events of the movie).

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* CanonForeigner: The 2015 adds two witches (a child and an infant), a child soldier who Macbeth gets attached to (and who dies during the battle against Macdonald), Macdonwald), and a child for the Macbeths (who died prior to the events of the movie).



* GetItOverWith: Twice in the 2015 film, forming BookEnds. In the opening battle scene the Thane of Cawdor sees Macbeth on the battlefield and sort of just gives up and allows Macbeth to whack off his head. At the end, after Macduff drops the "from my mother's wound untimely ripp'd" bomb, Macbeth goes right up to him and embraces him while delivering the "Lay on, Macduff" line, allowing Macduff to finish him off with a few gut-stabs.

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* GetItOverWith: GetItOverWith:
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Twice in the 2015 film, forming BookEnds. In the opening battle scene the Thane of Cawdor sees Macbeth on the battlefield and sort of just gives up and allows Macbeth to whack off his head. At the end, after Macduff drops the "from my mother's wound untimely ripp'd" bomb, Macbeth goes right up to him and embraces him while delivering the "Lay on, Macduff" line, allowing Macduff to finish him off with a few gut-stabs.gut-stabs.
** In the 2007 version when Macbeth almost kills Macduff he sees the witches and simply says "It's over." before giving up and letting Macduff kill him.
3rd Apr '17 3:25:08 PM papyru30
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** The 2007 version has Seyton killed by Malolm's forces in the final battle


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* DraggedOffToHell: The 2007 version has a scene after the credits showing Macbeth and his wife in a descending elevator symbolizing their souls going to hell
3rd Apr '17 3:16:33 PM papyru30
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* GreaterScopeVillain: The witches are this to Macbeth, as their SelfFulfillingProphecy leads to Macbeth's FaceHeelTurn.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: The witches are this to Macbeth, as their SelfFulfillingProphecy leads to Macbeth's FaceHeelTurn. Hecate is also this to the witches being their superior that makes them deliver their second round of prophecies.



* TheManBehindTheMan: Macbeth wouldn't have gone so far without the encouragement of his wife.

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* TheManBehindTheMan: Macbeth wouldn't have gone so far without the encouragement of his wife. This is taken UpToEleven as Macbeth was spurred on by the witches who in turn work for Hecate.
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