Kentucky Shakespeare’s Macbeth

(Say in a very scary voice) Double, double, toil and trouble. Fire burn and caldron bubble.

Hello! Over the weekend we went to see Macbeth at the Shakespeare Festival in Central Park. It was great play. Here is a short summery of the play, Macbeth and Banquo had just defeated 2 armies after that, 3 witches appeared and called him 3 things, Thane (which means lord) of Glamis who he was at that point, then Thane of Cawdor which he was not at that point, and finally king of Scotland who he could end up being. They told Banquo that his sons will be kings but he will never be one. Then they disappear. After that 2 messengers arrived and told Macbeth that he was now Thane of Cawdor. When he got home he talked to his wife about the witches and that the king, Duncan, will be coming over to meet them. Lady Macbeth put drugs in the guards’ wine to make them go to sleep and Macbeth killed King Duncan so he can become king. Will Macbeth face punishment for his dreadful deed or will he get away with it no problem? Find out when you watch Macbeth.

One of our favorite characters was Macduff, played by Jeremy Sapp, because he was very brave. Another favorite character was Macbeth, played by Jon Patrick O’Brien, because he did something very wrong and when his conscience bothered him, he tried to stop himself but could not. That shows that he tried as hard as he could but also did not think about the consequences of his actions.

One of our favorite scenes was the dinner scene because it was cool how Macbeth saw spirits even though nobody else saw them. Another favorite scene was the final battle because it was really well choreographed. One of our favorite costumes was the witches’ because they looked really ragged and evil. Another one of our favorite costumes was Macbeth’s because it is Turtles favorite color (red) and had a cool plaid pattern.

There were also some very cool effects like when fog came out for all of the witches’ scenes and whenever a witch put something in a cauldron it turned red and fog came out. The other effect was a mirror effect where images came out and showed something and it was really creepy.

This play was different from the other two plays we have seen this summer because it had our favorite type of actor – KID ACTORS. It’s really a shame what happens to a lot of the kids in Shakespeare’s plays. There were 4 children in the play and they were Fleance played by Will DeVary, and Macduff’s children played by Xavier Zubric, Bailey Ramirez, and Vaughn Ramirez.

This was a really amazing play and we hope you can come and see it. It is part of the Kentucky Shakespeare passport and you can get a free prize for going to all the shows and it is on the Cultural Pass which you can get at your local public library.

Turtle and Moose


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