Sunday, February 6, 2011

Macbeth: An Especially Dramatic Rendition

The video quality is imperfect (and the Super Bowl preshow playing in the background doesn't help) but her language is right on:

"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps at 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 is but a walking shadow,
a poor player who struts and frets his way upon the stage,
and then is heard no more.
It is a tale told by an idiot,
full of sound and fury,
signifying nothing


mosey (kim) said...

Wow. I am seriously impressed! Is there a kid's version of Macbeth you've been studying?

Therese said...

Ah! With Shakespeare, we have really been "playing" in the best sense of the word, not with a single text, but with a variety of versions and mediums. With each of those we've played with, we've done a variety of things: seeing the plays in person, watching movie versions, reading kids' versions, reading the original, listening to different versions on tape, talking, exploring, then playing some more.

Hamlet is currently confounding us - half way though reading it, K gripped my shoulder and demanded to know, "what happens at the end?!" When we got there, we laid in bed next to each other quietly absorbing the unexpected tragedy (yes, I knew it was coming, but somehow it is still unexpected). It is so rich, so fun, so, so, so... wow!