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Big Speech Cut Up - Lady Macbeth

Duration: 03:30

Equally challenging is Lady Macbeth’s great monologue of remorse as she confesses to the murder of King Duncan while sleepwalking in the night. Lady Macbeth’s ‘Out damn’d spot’ speech is her last before her death, the challenge for any actress playing Lady Macbeth is how to redeem her character in this final scene. Cutting-up this famous scene from 50 years of performances across BBC TV, Radio and independent productions illustrates how Lady Macbeth has been played by Peggy Ashcroft, Judi Dench and Jane Lapotaire with varying levels of sorrow, anger, madness and guilt.

Available since: Mon 21 Oct 2013

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