Okay, I should be focused on the book today, but I just read a preview of the MichShakesFest shows in the Toledo Blade, and I cracked up. This is, by far, my favorite synopsis of Macbeth ever. Ev-er. Can you tell why?
Basically, Macbeth is about a heroic man who murders his way to the throne of Scotland. Neville-Andrews says he is giving more prominence to "demonic agents," integrating them into the fabric of the production, and allowing them, "through suggestion and prophecy," to fan the flames of Macbeth's malevolence and the overwhelming ambition of Macbeth's wife, Gertrude.
Heh heh. Heh. Heh heh. It's gonna have me smiling all day long.
Okay, back to the book...