MACBETH on a dark and stormy night

There is so much superstition and just plain darkness associated with this play. We bought tickets for Alan Cummings one-man rendition. The play came out of the mind of one man, Why not have one man portray all the aspects of the piece?
When we read MACBETH in highschool our dry English teacher did not approach a world of magic . She talked about metaphors and similes. She never delved into the sexuality of the MacBeth figures. She did not even bring out the medieval politics of might making right.

As I grew older MACBETH became deeper. Christopher Walken did a rendering off-Broadway several years ago with animal organs flung everywhere until the bloody stage replicated the bloody words. Witches proved potent in the tangled forests of confusion.

Great writing requires years to simmer in our minds. The “grains of time” must be planted deep and nourished with life experiences. Of all that can be written about the Scottish play the most amazing thing is how it teaches us that darkness brings light — if must be by great pain.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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