[COMPLETE]The Tragedy of Macbeth -arb

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Post by CaprishaPage » February 1st, 2013, 11:15 pm

Oh, how fun! I'm not if there is anything left, but if there is, sign me up, please! :D
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Post by Algy Pug » February 2nd, 2013, 12:25 am

Cleogirl wrote:Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but are Scottish accents going to be employed?

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Not a stupid question at all! As with all LV dramatic projects the choice of accent is entirely up to the reader. However, in the case of Malcolm, after your superlative performance in D.H.Lawrence's The Princess, I was hoping that this particular lad does have a bit of a Scottish burr.

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Post by Algy Pug » February 2nd, 2013, 12:28 am

catrose wrote:First witch please :) Bev, you've got some pretty major shoes to fill! I absolutely LOVED Elizabeth's take on Lady M :D

Don't worry Cat, Bev will also be awesome - just as she was as Goneril.

First witch is yours.

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Post by Algy Pug » February 2nd, 2013, 1:48 am

gloriana wrote:I can possibly MC this, but Algy, can you let me know who will be editing the project before I commit to MCing it? Thanks.
Hi Tricia and Elizabeth

I will be the editor and DPL (apart from my own roles.)

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Post by Algy Pug » February 2nd, 2013, 2:11 am

OK, everyone:

Please check the following link for roles and allocations for readers:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApUXtkw--7xIdEEzZVFWVkRlblhVV1Ayb0t1V0t6ZkE&usp=sharing

A great cast!

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Post by alanmapstone » February 2nd, 2013, 3:21 am

As I am dead by act 3, shall I also read Old Siward in act 5.
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Post by Algy Pug » February 2nd, 2013, 3:51 am

alanmapstone wrote:As I am dead by act 3, shall I also read Old Siward in act 5.
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Indeed Alan - a great role: a man is quite happy to lose a son, as long as the lad died honourably. Enjoy reading it.

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Post by Vandermast » February 2nd, 2013, 6:08 am

Shakespeare Online is handy: here's their Macbeth text. It's peppered with hyperlinks, so you can just click on a phrase to see explanatory notes. Plus there's lots of background articles. :)

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Post by Algy Pug » February 2nd, 2013, 6:16 am

A question for you Shakespeare scholars: which would be the best online text to use:

1) http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/macbethscenes.html (as suggested by Jason)
2) http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/views/plays/playmenu.php?WorkID=macbeth
3) http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Tragedy_of_Macbeth

We have used texts Open Source Shakespeare before and found many of them riddled with errors. However, I have perused their Macbeth and it seems to be OK.

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Post by catrose » February 2nd, 2013, 6:33 am

My favourite for Shakespeare is: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/macbeth/ :D
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Post by alanmapstone » February 2nd, 2013, 9:07 am

I think we should use the First Folio. Facsimile available at:

http://files.libertyfund.org/files/1141/07Macbeth_Bk.pdf

OK, I know it's a stupid idea.

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edit after the following post: thanks, I wondered why it wouldn't work, alan
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Post by Vandermast » February 2nd, 2013, 11:51 am

You missed liberty's e in your URL - this is the link. :)

I've already recorded the Porter and the lines are the same even in that olde worlde facsimile, so it's no skin off my nose! :lol:

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Post by catrose » February 2nd, 2013, 12:34 pm

I can see issues arising if you use that text, especially with the V's being U's the U's being V's and the S's looking like F's :)

Algy, what's going to happen with "come away, come away" and "Black Spirits"? They are songs/speeches mentioned in the Witches sections, added by Middleton, who edited most of Macbeth. They both feature in a play called The Witch and would have been performed in early productions, even though they're only mentioned by title and emitted from most modern productions.

ETA: I can get you link to them if you need

ETA again: Pronunciation of Hecate. I'm almost certain that it's meant to be stretched to 3 syllables (heck-at-ay) so that it fits with the rhythm of the play.
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Post by Ernst Pattynama » February 2nd, 2013, 12:45 pm

Dear Algy: if still open I'd like to read the First Murderer please. Thank you.
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Post by TriciaG » February 2nd, 2013, 1:04 pm

Please don't use the Wikisource site. They slap a Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License on their articles. :(
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