Lunchtime Lecture: What Shall We Do About The Witches?

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    The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: When James I was king, the Witches in Macbeth must have presented a terrifying spectacle.

In the centuries following, as the supernatural lost some of its power in the popular imagination, they began to be regarded as comic. How do modern directors and actors re-inject some horror into interpretations of the Weird Sisters? With examples from recent productions, theatre critic Heather Neill considers some of the varied roles – sinister purveyors of double-speak, wild voodoo dancers, glassy-eyed clairvoyants – which have set the mood of "the Scottish play".

13.00 – 13.45

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