Directors notes on Lady Macbeth.

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Directors notes on Lady Macbeth

A) Lady Macbeth's relationship with Macbeth at the start of the play was very good, they shared a very close passionate relationship. This is shown because he sends her a letter about the prophecy, which shows that Macbeth see's Lady Macbeth as an equal.

B) When Lady Macbeth gets the letter she is very excited about the news and the prospect of her and Macbeth taking the throne. She is scared that Macbeth won't kill the King because she is too honourable.

"It is too full o'th milk of human kindness."

C) When Macbeth arrived Lady Macbeth embraced him passionately. This reaction shows they love each other. They talked about the King and prophecy.

D) It was Lady Macbeth's idea to murder the King. It shows because when the messenger came and announced the King was coming she said to herself that the messenger had announced the death of the King.

"That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan under my battlements."

E) Lady Macbeth told Macbeth to leave it up to her.

"Only look up clear." She commanded. "Leave all the rest to me."

F) Lady Macbeth welcomes King Duncan and acts normally around him.

G) At this point I think that Lady Macbeth is the stronger link, she is using her own advice and it seems to be working as King Duncan doesn't expect a thing.

Directors notes on Lady Macbeth

Section 2

Act 1 Scene 7

A) Macbeth has doubts about killing King Duncan because he has recently honoured Macbeth by giving him the title Thane of Cawdor.

B) Lady Macbeth's response is that she starts calling him a coward, accuses him of letting her down by breaking a promise, she says she would rather kill her own child than let him...