Act 5, Scene 8, Actor’s Note

searching

During Act 5, Scene 8, Macduff maniacally searches for Macbeth during the battle. He is so overwhelmingly angry and must kill Macbeth no matter what comes his way. I imagine that Macduff has an angry face and constantly checks his surroundings for Macbeth like the gif above. In a sense, every singly one of the soldiers are looking for Macbeth in a similar way because the armies would not have gone to war if it weren’t for Macbeth killing King Duncan in the first place.

 

Grinblatt, Daniela. “Guide to Looking Cool While Eating Alone.” Blogs. The Daily Clog, 14 April 2014. Web. 20 March 2016.

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Act 5, Scene 8, Actor’s Note

Act 5, Scene 7, Props

cool

I imagine that Macbeth used this sword to fight in the battle during act 5, scene 7. He fought very confidently and calmly because of the witches prophecy that no woman born can harm him. This sword does a good job of expressing Macbeth’s simplicity in style of fighting yet his strong and powerful fighting techniques. His swings are so powerful that the blade rings after hitting someone.Thus, the sword is given a thicker grip because Macbeth needs a larger grip to absorb the impact of his blade hitting another soldier.

 

“Old Sword Wallpapers.” Full HD Pictures. Web. 20 March 2016.

Act 5, Scene 7, Props

Act 5, Scene 6, Actor’s Note

sword

In act 5, scene 6, all the soldiers are preparing to finally battle. I imagine that all soldiers at once begin to slowly draw their swords. However, this is only done after the general of the army yells “SOLDIERS AT YOUR READY!” The scraping of a thousand swords being drawn is a an obvious sign that there will be numerous deaths and these soldiers will do anything to bring down Macbeth.

 

Firmamente. “Sword Gif.” Tumblr. Web. 20 March 2016.

Act 5, Scene 6, Actor’s Note

Act 5, Scene 5, Actor’s Note

shockrealization

Macbeth, once again underestimating his opponents, does not realize how terribly the battle could go in act 5, scene 5. I imagine that Macbeth’s facial expression is exactly the same as the one shown above. At this moment, Macbeth realizes that Lady Macbeth is dead and he is in a state of shock. He only thought that he would be the one doing all the killing.

 

“Sudden Realization (Chrisopher Lloyd).” ReactionGIFs.us. Web. 20 March 2016.

Act 5, Scene 5, Actor’s Note

Act 5, Scene 4, Set

deforestation

In act 5, scene 4, Malcolm and the English lord Siward create a strategy of having every soldier cut down a bough and carry it to disguise themselves. This strategy could have great short term benefits such as wining the war. However, there is a long-term disadvantage of this strategy, deforestation. I imagine that if every soldier were to cut down a bough, the forest would eventually look like the picture above. The sudden decrease of trees could affect the environment very negatively.

 

“Deforestation.” WWF. Web. 20 March 2016.

Act 5, Scene 4, Set

Act 5, Scene 3, Actor’s Note

confident

In act 5, scene 3, Macbeth is rather boastful of his current position. He feels very confident that he will never die because of the witches’ prophecy. They stated that “none women born” can kill him (IV.i.96). Thus, I imagine that Macbeth’s facial expression will be very similar to the one above.

 

Kutz, Ally. “19 Things Every Girl Will Notice About A Guy.” Teen T!mes. Web. 20 March 2016.

Act 5, Scene 3, Actor’s Note

Act 5, Scene 2, Costumes

Soldiers

During act 5, scene 2, the Scottish and English armies join forces to prepare for the battle with Macbeth. I imagine that these armies will stand in a formation similar to the one above. The formations show the professionalism of the two nations and their intense preparation for this plan. Also, both of the armies will have flags that represent each nation to intimidate Macbeth into thinking he is being swarmed in every direction.

 

Taylor J., Michael. “Soldiers, Airmen, and Marines from eight different nations, stand together in a formation and watch as three Airforce A10 Warthogs perform a flyover.” United States European Command. 10 Jun. 2012. Web. 20 March 2016.

Act 5, Scene 2, Costumes