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Macbeth by William Shakespeare
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Sep 07, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: alpha-team, into-the-past

i love this play like a simile I can't come up with.

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well that last review pretty much sums up anything i could possibly ever say. i even stole that first line up there from one of the reviews above. sometimes it's okay to not go on and on about something i love, right?

i love this play so much that the last time i saw it (an experimental "Jungian" version which depicted every character except for Macbeth as an aspect of Macbeth himself)... i found myself saying the lines along with the cast - until i was elbowed by my date. yes, i am King of the Dorks! i also love both the Welles and Polanski movie versions. okay, enough said.
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Finished Reading
September 7, 2011 – Shelved
October 21, 2013 – Shelved as: alpha-team
May 14, 2016 – Shelved as: into-the-past

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Mark saying the lines in a play is right up there with singing along at the opera. I always think it'd be one of those fantastically off the wall things to do but haven';t the courage. Well done mon brave


mark monday well gosh thanks! although perhaps more Oblivious than Brave.


William My friend Madeline's brilliant review of
MacBeth by Shakespeare

The Scottish Play, abridged:

WITCHES: Bibbity bobbity boo! Time to fuck with the mortals!

DUNCAN: Isn’t Macbeth great? Now there’s a guy I can always trust to have my back. I should promote him.

MACBETH AND DUNCAN: WEEEEE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, MY FRIEEEENDS. YES WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, WEEEE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, NO TIME FOR -

WITCHES: ThaneofGlamisandCawdorandFutureKingsayswhat?

MACBETH: What?

WITCHES: Oh, and Banquo, your kids are going to be kings someday. Good luck working that one out! *POOFvanish*

BANQUO: ...Dude.

MACBETH: Great news, honey! I meet these witches and they told me I was gonna be the thane of Cawdor and then BAM the king promoted me, and they also said I was gonna be king someday, so I guess Duncan’s going to make me his heir or something.

LADY MACBETH: Cool. I’ll invite him over and then you can kill him.

MACBETH: I…wait, what?

LADY MACBETH: KILL THE KING, YOU PUSSY!

DUNCAN: Hey, Macbeth, how’s my favorite -

MACBETH: I KEEL YOU!

DUNCAN’S SONS: *GTFO*

BANQUO: So anyway, son, apparently you’re going to be king someday, but I don’t really see how since now Macbeth’s the king, but anyway...

ASSASSIN: I KEEL YOU!

BANQUO’S SON: *GTFO*

MACBETH: Hey there, nice witches, I need some help. I just saw Duncan's ghost and I’ve been killing a lot of people and my wife’s losing what few marbles she had to begin with –

LADY MACBETH: THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE! THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE! I KEEL MYSELF (offstage)!

MACBETH: - and I’m not so sure about this whole prophecy thing anymore.

WITCHES: Don’t sweat it, you can’t be killed by any man born of woman, and you won’t really be in trouble until the forest starts moving.

MACBETH: Wait, didn’t something kind of like that happen in The Lord of the Rings?

WITCHES: NO. Also, watch out for Macduff.

MACBETH: Cool, I’ll go kill his whole family now.

WITCHES: This is just too much fun. We should have thought of this years ago.

MACDUFF: Macbeth, you are SO going down.

MACBETH: Joke’s on you, sucker! I can’t be killed by anyone born of woman, and since Caesarians haven’t been invented you…oh shit.

MACDUFF: I KEEL YOU!

WITCHES: More popcorn, Hecate?

THE END.


mark monday brilliant.


William 😊


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