The Setting Of William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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The Setting of William Shakespeare's Macbeth

The play is all based in modern times. All of the characters are from
a big company in London and are on a business trip in New York City.
Macbeth is the assistant Managing Director of the company and kills
the Managing Director so that he can become the Managing Director,
owning the company.

I have chosen the following cast for my two scenes of Macbeth:


Steve McFadden aka Phil Mitchell, I have chose this actor because he
is seen as quite an evil and spooky person who would be seen to do
something like this. Also he is the kind of person who wants to be in

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All of the male characters will be dressed in suits, tuxedos, and
smart clothing like that.

All of the female characters will be dressed in elegant dresses to fit
the occasion of the scene.

Scene setting - Act 2 Scene 2

The whole scene is based in the corridor of the hotel the company is
staying in. the corridors are very posh with red carpets, elegant
rugs, expensive paintings and chandeliers.

Scene setting - Act 3 Scene 4

The scene is based in the dining hall of the hotel and they are having
a business conference. The room is very posh with as in the other
scene, chandeliers, posh elegant rugs and a red carpet.


The murder weapon I have chose for Macbeth to kill Duncan is a 9mm
Wolfram P2K with silencer so Duncan can be killed quickly and quietly.

Special Effects

Ghost of Banquo - a projector playing into a chair with a recorded
image of the actor.

When the ghost appears there is thunder and lightning, and the stage
goes dark and there are fog effects.

Key Scene Quotes for play

Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2

· 'I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?' - This line
would be said in a whisper with a worried tone of voice. This quote is
important in the scene because it is showing a lot of Macbeth's
expression towards the murder he has just committed.

· 'Methought I heard a voice cry, sleep no more Macbeth does murder
sleep, the innocent sleep' - This line would be said at a normal
volume with a panicky tone of voice. This quote is important because
it shows a lot of feeling in the play.

· 'I am afraid to think what I have done; Look on't again, I dare not'
- This would be said in a guilty and shaky tone of voice. This quote
is important because it shows how Macbeth is feeling in the scene.

Macbeth Act 3 Scene 4

· 'Thou art the best o'th...

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