Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Quote of the day


By Abi Titmuss, British model and actress, concerning Lady Macbeth, whom she's playing in a production of Shakespeare's Macbeth at Lowestoft in England. She opines:

"I don't think Lady Macbeth is a bad person. I don't think anyone is intrinsically bad. Maybe she is just trying to revitalise her marriage?"


Lady Macbeth? Trying to 'revitalize her marriage' by having her husband kill his boss when he came to dinner? If so, I suppose her later utterance of "Out, damned spot!" was really a commercial for laundry detergent!

Verily, the mind doth boggle . . .

Peter

4 comments:

reflectoscope said...

"Just read the script, ma'am."

Jim

Anonymous said...

She has engaged in group and lesbian sex, taken cocaine, made porn movies and been a 'glamour model'. Of course she wants to believe no one is 'intrinsically bad'. Otherwise she might have to reconsider her own life.

Anonymous said...

If this "actress" was picked by anyone claiming to run a Shakespeare festival, it only goes further to illustrate the decline of the British nation formerly known as Great.

Antibubba

LabRat said...

You know, I'm not much of a Shakespeare fan- I acknowledge his craftsmanship but that doesn't make me any more able to stay awake during just about any play- but this makes my forebrain hurt.

You don't GET much clearer a morality play than "Macbeth", and Lady Macbeth's entire point, her reason for existence within in the play, is to show what deliberately choosing to be evil will do.

I have no optimism for the success of their production.