Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Lady Macduff In Souliloquy.


Lady Macduff In Souliloquy from In Souliloquy on Vimeo.

A mother's attempt to record the silence.
Performed by Tracey Pickup
Written by Tilly Lunken
Directed by Victorine Pontillon
After William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.


Lady Macduff In Souliloquy is part of Cycle 4 of this project.
Music:
Virtutes Instrumenti by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Lady Macduff is a woman I always felt was denied a voice, a role, an acknowledged death - in the play her role and her children's role is to die in order to illustrate how Macbeth has become a monster. Plot is what kills her, plot that demonstrates the descent of a man - there's no consideration that the people who are murdered are people. 
I don't much like the play Macbeth - the main character is far too infuriating - but so many elements are interesting: the swirling darkness - the otherness of the women - there is much to explore beyond the plot. 
Here we catch and record Lady Macduff's pain and loss on camera. Tracey brought such a lot to this shoot and you really travel with her through her confession. 
Our Lady Macduff is a ghost. Haunted.  We hope in turn she haunts the play. 

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