In this class, we will watch as much as time allows of one particular film version of Shakespeare’s play–the one in which Patrick Stewart plays Macbeth, set in a generic modern European totalitarian regime.

Watch for how this film’s interpretation of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth compares to yours, especially regarding the film’s depiction of these characters’ individual consciences.

Be ready to explain, in person or writing, an idea or two that come from this comparison.  Specific reference to scenes from the film and play will help illustrate your explanation.  Remember that film is primarily a visual medium.  Watch how visual elements indicate or suggest interpretations of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

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