Friday, April 21, 2017

A Return to Slings & Arrows for a Thematic Overview of Macbeth

“Rarer Monsters.” By Susan Coyne and Bob Martin. Dir. Peter Wellington. Perf. Martha Burns, Paul Gross, Don McKellar, Mark McKinney, Oliver Dennis, Susan Coyne, Stephen Ouimette, Catherine Fitch, and Geraint Wyn Davies. Slings and Arrows. Season 2, episode 3. Movie Central: Canada. 11 July 2005. DVD. Acorn Media, 2006-2007.

In my Shakespeare and Film class this year, I had occasion (and time) to put together a set of clips from the Macbeth season of Slings & Arrows. It was partly diversionary (the show is such enormous fun), but the more pedagogically-sound purpose was that it provides a quick overview of some of the thematic concerns of Macbeth that directors, actors, and readers of the play need to consider.

Links: Episode List at IMDB.

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sonneta said...

This doesn't go with this post, so excuse the tangent, but... I just read a new, really cute Shakespeare-related book, Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee! You should read it so I have someone to talk about it with, hah. Short version, this middle-school girl Mattie is mayyybe crushing on the new girl, Gemma, and then their grade is putting on Romeo and Juliet ...

kj said...

I'll add it to my list! Thanks!


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