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Macbeth Prezi- Landon

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on 29 May 2010

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Transcript of Macbeth Prezi- Landon

William Shakespere's Cursed Play Macbeth was the ruler of Scotland
from 1040 until 1057.
His actual name was Mac Bethad mac Findlaích .
Former King Duncan was killed by Macbeth at the Battle of Pitgaveny on August 14th, 1040.
His predecessor was Duncan I and his successor was Lulach.
Duncan's son Malcolm Canmore was later able to kill Macbeth at the Battle of Lumphanam on August 15th, 1057.

The Real Macbeth The Curse of Macbeth It is bad luck to name the play, to quote the play, to call Macbeth or Lady Macbeth by their names; and it is risking bad luck to act in the play, to work backstage on the play, even to be in the audience.
Many actors, avoid Matthew Locke's music for the play, bad things happen to people who have played, sung, or hummed his music within the theatre.
There is also a legend that the play itself was cursed because the first time it was ever performed, the actor playing Macbeth died shortly after the production.

If an actor speaks the name Macbeth in a theatre, he or she is required to leave the theatre building, spin around three times, spit, curse, and then knock to be allowed back in.
One is the assumption that the song of the Weird Sisters is an actual spell that will bring about evil spirits. The Universe from the
Elizabethan Viewpoint Each "step" upward contains the positive things of the previous "step" and adds at least one other.
The animal hiarchy is topped with mammals, then avian animals, and the aquatic.
Each division of the "steps" have subdivisions.
In the stone division the top rock is diamond, and dirt is the lowest.
Obviously, in this era, the top of the human "step" would be the King.
Witchcraft, Alchemy and Superstition
in Shakespearean/Elizabethan/Jacobite England Witches tend to look like English nobility rather than the ugly hags they are portrayed as.
Those accused of Medieval witchcraft were generally old, poor, unprotected and Single women or widows.
Alchemists search for the Philosopher's Stone, which they believed could grant immortality
A common superstition in the Middle Ages was that the devil could enter a person during that unguarded moment when that person was sneezing. This could be avoided if anyone present immediately appealed to the name of God, "God Bless You"
Most superstitions have a religious background. By: Landon Kukura THE END
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