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Macbeth’s guilty conscience causes him to hear terrifying sounds. He cannot say ‘Amen’. The cast explore how Lady Macbeth takes control of the situation.

MACBETH Jonathan Slinger
LADY MACBETH Aislín McGuckin
DIRECTOR Michael Boyd
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15 March 2012

Classroom Ideas

This clip offers a further insight into the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and the immediate consequences of the murder of Duncan has on both of them and their relationship. As a whole class discuss: What noises does Macbeth imagine he hears in this scene? Does Lady Macbeth imagine any sounds? What noises are real and heard by both characters? And what meaning does Macbeth make of the noises he hears, real and imaginary? What does he think will happen as a result of what he hears?

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