Thursday, April 11, 2013

Shakespeare Month Read-A-Long: Macbeth!

So for the first week of Shakespeare Month my bestie, The Bookaholic and I, started out with a read-a-long of Macbeth! We've just finished with that play and now we're going to be moving on to the next one on our list! But before we move on we just wanted to give a little feature on this play.

It's common knowledge that Macbeth is one of the darkest and most powerful of Shakespeare's tragedies. There is a lot of bases on the political and psychological aspects of the play. It's always been a favorite of mine and I've read it several times, and every time I read it it's always just as great as it was the first time I read it. The characters all really stand out and leave a lasting impression, combine that with a storyline that's full of discord, tragedy, and set in Scotland, and you're in for one awesome tale!


So I thought I would post some of my favorite quotes from the play for you to enjoy!

"And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,
The instruments of darkness tell us truths,
Win us with honest trifles, to betray's
In deepest consequence."

"Your face, my thane, is as a book where men
May read strange matters. To beguile the time,
Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye,
Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under't."

"She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."


Also I found this video, it's from the modernized version that came out in 2010 I believe. But the Porter in this video was just creeptastic so I had to share lol.


The next play we're going to be starting is Much Ado! I haven't read this one in years so I'm looking forward to picking it up again!!

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