I’ve been so deep in these plays lately.
I’ve always felt that there was not a single human experience/emotion/state that is not covered in this canon of work.
The MADNESS/SUPERNATURAL theme vibrates so strongly. Also the total reverence for family, safety of family and the Divine Creator.
There are three main Shakespeare voices for me.
Richard Burton. Anthony Hopkins and (my own personal fave) Ken Bran.
In each speech or scene, I’ve found MY personal path in life.
It’s Hidden History : But NOT as we know it, Watson :o)
The Game’s Afoot … cried Henry V long before Sherlock. Fact?
And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’
Meanwhile, back with Macbeth going slightly loopy with power.