Classroom Posters #3: Macbeth


Macbeth feels like one of the more memorably visual plays … which makes choosing a quotation for a poster all the more difficult.

So why choose this one?  Partly because of the pieces I had at my disposal.  I only have one witch, which made some of the other scenes I might have interpreted difficult without a lot of photoshopping, and I prefer as much as possible to get my shots right ‘in camera’ … plus, I adore the drama inherent in shrugging off your humanity (as well as femininity), and making that terrible pact with the devil.

Having said that, I can’t believe this will be the only Macbeth shot I take.

So this wasn’t Photoshopped?  Only really to recolour the ‘devil’ creature red.  The original is grey, as Lego fans will know.

Did you consider using smoke for this one?  Absolutely.  But I didn’t want to overdo the ‘trick’ and devalue it.  Also, there is no ‘smoke’ in Lady Macbeth’s intentions.  Whilst the consequences are unforeseen, her decision is made and unambiguous …

Author: Boar's Head, Eastcheap

Hyperactive English Teacher and Tutor; Shakespeare-obsessed 'Villainous abominable misleader of youth'; 'old white-bearded Satan'; Friend of the Orangutan

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