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The Conspiracy of Macbeth

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Transcript of The Conspiracy of Macbeth

The Conspiracy of Macbeth
Banned Words
The word Macbeth is banned within theaters
Historic Events
Premiere, actor playing Lady Macbeth dies (1600's)
Riots
Stanislavski, Welles and Heston // great directors who suffered at productions of the play
Reasons for tragedy
Dim lighting
Last minute addition (under rehearsed)
Violence within the play itself
Ways of cobatting curse
Turn clockwise 3 times, scream profanities, ask to be welcomed back in
"Hamlet Act 1, Sc 4 "Angels and ministers of grace defend us"
Merchant of Venice Act 3, Sc 4 "Fair thoughts and happy hours attend on you"
Midsummer Night's Dream Act 5, Sc 2 "If we shadows have offended"
The Third Murderer
TWO murderers called in Act 3, Sc 1.
Return in Act 2, Sc 3 with THREE murderers
Evidence pointing to Macbeth
Macbeth is unoccupied for many hours as he does not appear at the banquet until midnight
First murderer: "My Lord, his throat is cut. That I did for him" then later "With twenty trenched gashes on his head" and Macbeth himself "Twenty Mortal Murthers"
Third murderer understands the environment easily
Extreme remorse over the ghost of Banquo
Bibliography
Hirtle, Nathaniel, and Marco Saad. "Curse - Macbeth." Pensilvania Education. N.p., 2004. Web. 14 Aug. 2015. <http://www.edu.pe.ca/gray/class_pages/jecutcliffe/english621/macbeth/Curse.html>.
"The Curse of Macbeth - Unexplained Mysteries." Unexplained Mysteries. Paranol, 2013. Web. 14 Aug. 2015. <http://theunexplainedmysteries.com/The-Macbeth-Curse.html>.
Markham, S.A. "Shakespeare: 5 Interesting Facts." What's It All About. All About Shakespeare BLOGSPOT, 6 July 2012. Web. 14 Aug. 2015. <http://whatsitallaboutshakespeare.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/5-interesting-facts-about-shakespeares.html>.
Malbillard, Amanda. "Enter Three Murderers." Shakespeare Online. N.p., 2014. Web. 14 Aug. 2015. <http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/macbeth/enterthreemacbeth.html>.
"Theatre Superstitions." Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Watch and Listen, 2015. Web. 14 Aug. 2015. <http://www.steppenwolf.org/watchlisten/program-articles/detail.aspx?id=23>.
"The Scottish Play." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 28 July 2015. Web. 14 Aug. 2015. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scottish_Play>.
Billigan, Dex. "What's the Story on the Curse of Macbeth?" The Straight Dope:. N.p., 16 Oct. 2007. Web. 14 Aug. 2015. <http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2267/whats-the-story-on-the-curse-of-em-macbeth-em>.
Dunning, Brian. "The Curse of Macbeth." Skeptoid. Skeptoid Media, 2010. Web. 14 Aug. 2015. <http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4222>.
Lodge, Guy. "Cannes Film Review: 'Macbeth'" Variety. Variety Media LCC, 23 May 2015. Web. 14 Aug. 2015. <http://variety.com/2015/film/festivals/macbeth-review-michael-fassbender-marion-cotillard-1201500514/>.
An exploration of the strangest theories surrounding Macbeth
Popculture Examples
Blackadder
The Simpsons
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