Macbett

Macbett Macbett had its first American production at the acclaimed School of Drama of Yale University Mel Gussow drama critic for The New York Times wrote Ionesco has written a comedy of monarchy Viewed fro

  • Title: Macbett
  • Author: Eugène Ionesco
  • ISBN: 9782070366941
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback
  • Macbett had its first American production at the acclaimed School of Drama of Yale University Mel Gussow, drama critic for The New York Times, wrote Ionesco has written a comedy of monarchy Viewed from the perspective of today, he sees Macbeth as a grotesque joke How else can you explain mass murder The message is deadly serious and even moralistic ShakespeareMacbett had its first American production at the acclaimed School of Drama of Yale University Mel Gussow, drama critic for The New York Times, wrote Ionesco has written a comedy of monarchy Viewed from the perspective of today, he sees Macbeth as a grotesque joke How else can you explain mass murder The message is deadly serious and even moralistic Shakespeare and Ionesco are each studying the corruptive effect of ambition but this is, first of all, a very funny play History is full of tricks, says Macbett and so is Ionesco He maliciously undermines his source and its traditions, spoofing Shakespeare along with tragedy There is always an extra ghost up Ionesco s sleeve He is a grave robber, subverting solemnity and substituting antic wit and dry acerbity For all his playfulness, Ionesco is very much concerned with the nature of revolution As Macbett says, regretting his life man doesn t rule events Events rule him Kings rise and are toppled, and what do intentions matter As Ionesco sees it, all rule is misrule, and, as for the rabble, they are scheming and hypocritical The play levitates with humor, but it s heart is pessimistic The dialogue, far removed from Shakespeare, is colloquial and deceptively casual, understanding the enormity of the events As for the collaboration between Shakespeare and Ionesco, just as Shakespeare had his Holinshed s Chronicles, so Ionesco has his Shakespeare Inspired by the myth of Macbeth, he has written a comedy with special meaning for today.

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    1. Read Macbett immediately following Rosencrantz & Guildenstern--like night and day--and a couple of weeks after re-reading Macbeth. It's so bitter. some of the effects are very neat, like the large-scale repetitions. Never saw the play, however. Also, this is a translation, so doubly removed from its true identity, you might say.

    2. Recht interessante Neuinterpretation meines Lieblingsstückes von William Shakespeare. Leider teilweise nicht gerade zielführend und manche Intentionen Ionescos bleiben mir schleierhaft. Auf jeden Fall ein Stück, über das man ausreichend Redestoff hat, so man ihn denn braucht.

    3. Eugene Ionesco takes one of Shakespeare's darkest plays and turns it into a tragic farce. He incorporates plenty of absurd humor—changing most names by one letter (Malcolm becomes Malcol), overtly writing Donalbain out of the story, having character duos state competing lines with increasing bravado and hyperbole—that is mostly funny if you are familiar enough with Macbeth and have a dorky literary sense of humor.That being said, there is still plenty of murder, onstage and offstage. Several [...]

    4. دوک تعهد می کند که پول و عنوان و زمین به دو ژنرال یاغی بدهد، اما با وسوسه ی همسرش، از عمل کردن به قولش سر باز می زند. یکی از ژنرال ها (مکبث) نقشه می کشد که دوک را بکشد و خود تاج بر سر بگذارد اما برای حفظ این تاج، به قتل های پی در پی کشیده می شود، و در خون غرق می شود. او توسط ارواح قربان [...]

    5. Really impressed by this one.I was expecting a conventional and easy to digest (and appreciate) retelling of the Shakespearean classic. Maybe something more based on the historical events and legacy of the title character. Perhaps surrealism.Instead, this play is a brutal, yet elegant dance through the general themes of the Bard's play, (ambition, violence, loyalty, good, evil) that also functions as a complex satire on modern life. Especially the wars. (There's a lot of blood in this play, as w [...]

    6. Although the cover blurb compares this to Stoppard's _Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead_, this is nowhere near as clever as that play. However, there is some charm (and some touches of the absurdist theater that Ionesco is famous for) in this take on _Macbeth_. The cultural references to the Vietnam War and to May 1968 are interesting, the role of the witches in controlling the action is well-done (and even contains a minor bit of misdirection, which made things a little tense in the third a [...]

    7. This is the first Ionesco play I've read, but I'm definitely excited to read more. Like Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, this is a masterful Absurdist rethinking of a Shakespeare classic. Stoppard does use more direct quotation from Hamlet than Ionesco does from Macbeth. On the other hand, Ionesco's play is really interested in the twisted machinations of power and betrayal that Macbeth assumes. This play is made up of a series of betrayals, counter-betrayals, mysticism, and biz [...]

    8. A clever absurdist twist on the classical play, although the ending was a deus ex machina so random, rushed, and convoluted that it bordered on silliness. Ionesco being Ionesco, it was probably the intended effect. Very enjoyable.

    9. ندور في دوائر , صراعات لا تنتهي , الكثير من الغضب و الطمع و النفاق , نزاعات على السلطة , صديق اليوم هو عدو الغد , كل هذا في قالب مسرحية بسيطة أعدها يوجين يونسكو عن مسرحية مكبث لشكسبير .

    10. Macbett was a pretty interesting interpretation of Macbeth. I really enjoy Ionesco as a playwright.

    11. النفس البشرية مليئة بالمساوئ ، الحقد ، الطمع ، والغدر ، الصراع علي السلطة مهلك للغاية .نجح يونسكو في ابراز اقذر ما في الانسان .

    12. Vraiment impressionnant; les dialogues sont beaucoup plus profond qu'ils n'y paraissent derrière leur côté absurde.

    13. Ionesco’s take on the Scottish Play is full of plot twists, which I find utterly pleasing. Ionesco’s work is one of the reasons I’d like to be a director and/or a scenarist.

    14. A rewrite of Shakespeare's Macbeth that allows for a complete rediscovery of the original text. Great read!

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