Macbeth (1606) by William Shakespeare

The temporality of the play is more striking with every fresh experience of it. The supernatural figures in the play seem to be removed from the mortal march of time; some propose the witches and Hecate are staging some kind of never-ending cycle of violence and chaos through provoking bloody feudal disputes. I like the…

Macbeth (2015)

Where most cinematic Shakespeare adaptations are content to be anything but, doing the bare minimum to transpose and visually rend the scripts and leaving most supposed adaptational originality to ever-grating trendy “updates” in setting, Australian director Justin Kurzel here gorges himself upon the specifically cinematic opportunities making Macbeth into a film in 2015 presented. He…