English Feature article on Shakespears Macbeth with reference to both play and Polanski's adaptation. Title: Windows changed through time.

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Windows changed through time.

A way to see the world through different eyes...

In late 1606 or early 1607, The last of Shakespeare's four great tragedies was

written. Macbeth has been said by many

to be Shakespeare's darkest work, A

Reflection through Shakespeare's mind

giving us a window into Elizabethan ways

of politics, Human violence and Human


Quiet relevantly Shakespeare would never have guessed that over 400 years later the basic morals and characteristics that were used to shape his own work would be put into use yet again for a modern day adaptation, That in short took the great writers technique of windowing their own time and creating a work to be treasured by today's audiences.

In 1917 Roman Polanski produced a film adaptation of William Shakespeare's great tragedy. Roman Polanski presents his nightmarish vision of Shakespeare's classic play as a lust for power and its bloody consequences, Using graphic form hangings, battle scenes, murder and decapitation.

Polanski has a great use of blood and gore in the movie as a reflection of modern day violence.

He also uses it in a way that is said to show the use of Human nature of Human verse Human. In the play Macbeth is portrayed as an "Open faced warrior" . Shakespeare showed Macbeth in his own way as a good character which leads us to the thought of whether Macbeths characteristics would have been normal and sitting for Elizabethan times. In Shakespeare's time the law was ruled with a judicial system that stretched back in time through the preceding Middle Ages to the Anglo-Saxon era. The concept of incarcerating a person as punishment for a crime was a relatively novel idea at the time, Justice was usually swift and often brutal.

This was windowed amazingly by Shakespeare through his...