Rationale For Retelling Macbeth In Shrek Style

765 words - 3 pages

I choose this project because I thought this would be a fun activity to do with people in the class incorporating group activity, brainstorming and other ideas of other students perspectives and ideas have come into. Also to carry out what I have learned through the year plus to get more experience of caring out performances and learning how to: - set out a lighting script
- stage directions
- brainstorming
- working with other people - learn more about costumes and bringing out the character in the costume
- learning how effective vocals and music are to a performance

My group including Alisha, Claire, Jessica and myself have decided to perform a re-told story of Macbeth in a fairy-tale context. The context we choose was 'Shrek'.
We changed around the characters to best suit characters from 'Shrek'.
Three witches being The three little piggies
Macbeth being Shrek
Lady macbeth being Fiona
Banquo being Donkey
King Duncan being Lord Farquaad
Macduff being the mirror
and Malcome being Charming

We have kept some of the original text from Macbeth and some of the original text from Shrek and most of our ideas came from Shrek with the story line from Macbeth.
The rest of the text we improvised and incorporated in to our performance.
We are beginning with an introduction of all characters.
Our first scene begins with three piggies as the witches with the original text of Macbeth but changed to suit Shrek. Our second scene is also the text of the original Macbeth and once again changed to suit our play. The characters in this scene are as follows:-Three piggies and Shrek.
With added text for scene.
Our third scene is the murder of Lord Farquaad (King Duncan.)Farquaad is checking him self out in the mirror (Macduff.) The murder is completely silent during but with words after. The group I am working with and myself decided to execute the murder differently. Instead of actually murdering him with a dagger we will murder him with some fairy dust that makes him freeze and fall (being dead.) Then of cause Shrek and Fiona washing off the 'fairy dust' from the hands and it not coming off.
The next scene is Donkey discovering the body after coming back from collecting a blue flower with red thorns.
The next scene is with Charming (Malcome), Fiona, Shrek and Donkey...

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