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.