Macbeth Murder Scene Analysis
I think that this scene makes what the witches did seem more of a prophecy than making it seem like they instigated it like Polanski tries to make out in his first scene. The main thing that stands out in this play is the way it is presented. This entire play is based tightly around the original work of Shakespeare and little imagination is added to this scene.
Between these two scenes I prefer Roman Polanski's, from a visual point of view this scene is very effective; it is far more dramatic and more realistic. I prefer this seen as it is more modern and unconventional that the normal portrayal of this scene.
Roman Polanski's version of scene five in Shakespeare's Macbeth is handled completely differently from the way in which it was …show more content…
In this production there is a lot of symbolism used and makes it that little bit harder to watch rather than the somewhat not so similar version of the same production made by Roman Polanski. This play is very minimalistic in all aspects of its production. The fact that there is no murder scene in this play means the director will have to make sure what has happened off set is clearly spelt out to the audience via words and body actions.
The first act of scene five is where Macbeth is filmed in front of a rather grand portal in his castle. There is a set of concrete steps leading up to the doorway which then has steps leading down on the other side. This scene is very dark with a single light source focused on one side of the actors face making his face half in shadow.
In this scene before King Duncan is killed is a scene where Macbeth psyches himself up to committing this act of regicide. This scene supposedly shows the evil growing inside Macbeth.
The actor playing Macbeth communicates his thoughts directly to the audience by whispering them aloud. The opening shot in this scene