Crystal blue sky as I look out the kitchen window.
My heart is lighter.
All hotel rooms booked for the trip plus to my daughter in law's graduation
in December from Grad School.
Now to plan our days. Any tips for jet lag?
We saw Macbeth yesterday. It was filmed at the Manchester International
Festival and took place in a desconsecrated church. The setting added to
the performance. The performances by Kenneth Branagh and Alex
Kingston ( Macbeth and Lady Macbeth) brought a record sell out
in July in 9 minutes. Watch a trailer here.
In the opening scene, the battle scenes are in the wide center aisle
which is covered with dirt. It rains so now it is covered with mud for the
rest of the play. You are in everything from mud to daggers to sleep walking
to witches and the high ambition of Macbeth.
Tremendous acting for the famous scenes:
Lady Macbeth's "Out damn spot" as guilt devours her. She is sleepwalking and
still washing blood off her arms and hands. Kingston plays it with torment.
Macbeth hears her howl then the news of her death. He starts out with
"Tomorrow, tomorrow..." and the camera fixes on his face. His composure
breaks down to such pain that he barely whispers the last words: signifying nothing.
There is a beauty beyond words in their performances of the beautiful poetry
of their lines. We see Macbeth lay hold of his own glory and ransack Scotland
to a culture of evil. I couldn't help thinking of our current days with the violence
in our land. Very good well written review here.