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Critical Essay

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Creative Critical Essay
On tonight’s Radio Show we are joined by one of the most credited screenwriters of our generation, Peter Moffat, to discuss his mesmerizing, gripping version of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. Throughout the film it manages to hold on to many important foundations of the text and also captivates an audience from young to old; thanks to his modernised and current adaption. Peter welcome to our show. It’s an honour.
So what made you decide the setting of the story should be in a high-end restaurant?
Yes! My team and I sat down thinking, how can we make this adaptation different from others? How can we add a contemporary spark into this gory story? And then we thought, “O yes a restaurant will be ...view middle of the document...

Peter, the audience and I realises you tried to answer one of the greatest Shakespearean mysteries, did the Macbeths ever have a child?
Yes, I think the audience pick upon this whilst watching the film. I wanted to show both ends of the spectrum of Ella, her unruly manipulative self and her weakness which was the death of her child .This created her downfall-I wanted to bring an emotional ,sensitive tone into the dark sinister world and wanted to display an alternative explanation as to how Macbeth’s relationship fell apart. I feel these were powerful scenes as in Elizabethan era, miscarriages weren’t talked about whereas today it can help many people go through this tragedy and so the film can with a modern audience.
You drastically changed the identity of the witches to bin men? Was this also a move to connect and make it more relatable to a modern audience?
That is a good question. I feel that the bin men and three witches are similar as they are outcasts in society. Furthermore the witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth’ had beards which was an abnormal feature for females. Their behaviour was questioned as they were unruly so I thought and then decided to portray them as men- especially bin men as they carry peoples ‘dirty laundry’ and in the same way the witches predict and then expose Macbeth’s hidden thoughts and murderous desires .
Unsurprisingly Peter, reviewers certainly agree. Sadly that’s all the time we have for today.
Congratulations on the success of your latest project, which will be screened on BBC’s network you, Thank you for taking the time to speak to us Peter Moffat.

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