Macbeth Speech

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INTERVIEWER: Welcome back to Reinventing the Classics, I am your host Edward Caulfield. I am currently situated at the set of Oliver Hill’s new movie, The Red King. This new movie is a reiteration of acclaimed play Macbeth, which was written by Shakespeare. Oliver’s new film unveils the corrupting force of power and what someone with evil ambitions would do to achieve and hold this power. To help explain further Oliver has joined me today to help us better understand this. Welcome, Oliver. OLIVER: It is an honour to be here. INTERVIEWER: So tell me. What compelled you to write a movie about Macbeth, because you are certainly not the first to do so. There has been a version where Macbeth is set in a Glasgow restaurant, the Mafia and even one set in Japan. OLIVER: I wanted to remind the people of the relevance of Shakespeare’s play. This play has strong connotations that speak to any…show more content…
This shows that he most likely had this ambition to kill the king all along. INTERVIEWER: Macbeth’s ambition helped him claim the throne but it seemed that once he was crowned king he was not without guilt. How does Shakespeare portray Macbeth’s guilt? OLIVER: Well, blood is a symbol of guilt in Shakespeare’s original play. This is shown with Banquo’s ghost and after Duncan is killed, Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth that, “A little water clears us of this deed.” Yet throughout the rest of the play, Macbeth is plagued by visions of blood, consistently referring to where Macbeth’s “vaulting ambition” has taken him. INTERVIEWER: Thank you so much for your time today, Oliver. Best of luck with the upcoming release of your film. OLIVER: Thank you, I’m happy I could be here today.

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