A Comparison of Act 1 Scene I and II in Two Different Versions of William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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A Comparison of Act 1 Scene I and II in Two Different Versions of William Shakespeare's Macbeth Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare for the entertainment of King James i. During this time many people believed in witchcraft, King James being one of these. During the time which this play was written many people were burned at the stake for being witches, this shows us that witchcraft was a very big thing in these times increasing the believability of the witches and the importance of they're role in the play. Although the witches in the play have only a few lines they are important ones as they turn Macbeth into their puppet of bad deeds. However in our modern day witchcraft holds a very irrelevant and fairytale status. For the purpose of doing this coursework i firs had to watch two different productions of the play Macbeth. The first version of the play, which I watched, was a production made by the BBC; this is the older of the two plays, which shows in the quality of the picture. it is old but sticks to the original text rigidly. The first scene of this production is set in a dark desolate and eerie area. This creates a sense of mystery. The three witches appear first as just bundles of rags lying discarded on a large rock but as

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