Act 5 Scene 1 Of Macbeth

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The version of Macbeth Act 5 Scene 1 that was the most true to Shakespeare 's vision was the Kate Fleetwood version. The Kate Fleetwood version was more successful than the Judi Dench version due to the portrayal of Lady Macbeth and her downfall.
In the Judi Dench version of Act 5 Scene 1 of Macbeth the tone is sad not crazy. As well as Lady Macbeth is portrayed as more sad than irrational/anxious and guilty. She is portrayed as more sad as at the beginning of the scene she enters the crying. As well as Judi Dench emphasizes the lines “Here 's the smell of blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. O, O, O!”(5.1.53-55) with a sense of agony and despair. Especially during her scream at the end. The way that she says these lines with the crying and the agony and despair of her voice illustrates that Lady Macbeth is more upset than irrational and crazy. This emphasizes that she is more upset about her actions than mentally ill. In the text for this scene one can infer that Lady Macbeth is guilty, however in this version it is not seen that she is very guilty. It is not seen that she is guilty because Judi Dench emphasizes the lines talking about the murders and the flashbacks with a more shaky voice which illustrates that she is sad not that she is guilty. This version of Macbeth Act 5 Scene 1 was not successful in representing Shakespeare 's vision because of the lack of Lady Macbeth acting crazy and irrational, and because the tone is a tone

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