The Different Representation of Lady Macbeth's Character and Performance in a Stage and a Film Production - Jan, Lukas
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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Tubingen, language: English, abstract: The use of "Lady Macbeth" as a byname nowadays is very common, especially in politics. Her special role, her courage, pride and demeanour impress us in such a way that we still compare a fictional character to real women who have similar characteristics, like the First Lady for example. The power and influence the First Lady has on her husband the President is sometimes underestimated, as it also happened with Lady Macbeth in the tragedy.
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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Tubingen, language: English, abstract: The use of "Lady Macbeth" as a byname nowadays is very common, especially in politics. Her special role, her courage, pride and demeanour impress us in such a way that we still compare a fictional character to real women who have similar characteristics, like the First Lady for example. The power and influence the First Lady has on her husband the President is sometimes underestimated, as it also happened with Lady Macbeth in the tragedy.

In the United States, the role of the First Lady is more important than anywhere else. During the election campaign, she supports and encourages her husband and also assists him in the presidency. Edith Wilson, for example, substituted for her husband Woodrow Wilson when he was ill in 1919, and adopted the executive power of the U.S. government. The reason Smith and Cook compare Mrs. Wilson and other First Ladies with Lady Macbeth is not arbitrary. Already in the original of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth, first performed in 1606, he represented Lady Macbeth as a very strong and influential woman and wife with a special firmness of character.

The popularity of the character and the tragedy itself brought forth many different productions and adaptations. There are a lot of ways to understand, interpret and implement Shakespeare's tragedies into movies and stage productions. Each production pursues its own concept in staging and how the story shall be presented. Therefore, the production company chooses a director and cast who can opine their conception in the best way. Hence they have the difficult and honourable task to implement this distinguished piece of work into a film or theatre production.

Marion Cotillard and Samantha Spiro, who were both cast for a Macbeth production, are two completely different actresses in their mannerism, look and acting style, but the companies thought that they were perfectly suited for the role of Lady Macbeth and so they had the difficult task to play her. Marion Cotillard had already received many awards for her acting and became a very popular Hollywood actress during the final years. She played Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender in the 2015 film production by Justin Kurzel. Samantha Spiro played Lady Macbeth at the Globe theatre in London in 2013. This production was the directorial debut of Eve Best.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: GRIN Verlag
  • Seitenzahl: 20
  • Erscheinungstermin: 13. April 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 210mm x 148mm x 1mm
  • Gewicht: 44g
  • ISBN-13: 9783668676664
  • ISBN-10: 3668676666
  • Artikelnr.: 52394836