T-Shirt of the Day Award for Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Duncan!

15 Aug

Macbeth and Duncan, the subjects of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, were actual historical figures. Strangely, both were killed on August 15, seventeen years apart: Duncan in 1040 (by Macbeth) and Macbeth in 1057.

To be very, very brief: Shakespeare wrote a play called Macbeth about Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth murdering Macbeth’s cousin, King Duncan, and taking over the throne of Scotland. It contains lots of famous quotations: “Is this a dagger I see before me?” and “out, out, damned spot!” as well as “double, double, toil and trouble” and “lay on, Macduff” (frequently misquoted as “lead on”).

Not quite as brief, but much, much funnier, is the Reduced Shakespeare Company‘s ridiculous version of Macbeth … with perfect Scottish accents! (NOT.) It’s only two minutes long and makes no sense whatsoever, but it’s a lot of fun to watch:

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The Reduced Shakespeare Company DVD

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Vintage Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth Print print
Vintage Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth Print by ArtisticFootprints



2 Responses to “T-Shirt of the Day Award for Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Duncan!”

  1. Susan52 August 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    These Macbeth t-shirts would be wonderful for back to school. Ooh, what a way to impress an English teacher, yes?

  2. Carma August 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    I hadn’t even thought about the back-to-school potential. Great idea!

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