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FC: Production of the Play Macbeth Through History | By Emma, Brianna, and Rebecca

1: 1603-1607 | -Macbeth was written by William Shakespeare -Written for the acting group, Chamberlains Men

2: 1599 -Globe theater opens | 1611 -First performance of Macbeth at the globe theater

3: 1642 -Government overthrown and playhouses shut down. | 1660 -King Charles II comes to power and restores playhouses -William Davenant creates "operatic Macbeth"

4: Late 1600s | -Giuseppe Verdi introduces a new version of Macbeth.

5: Mid 1700s | -David Garrick brings original play back to the stage. -Sarah Siddons is lady Macbeth -Victorian representations are popular -Henry Irving's production

6: Early 1900s | -Orson Welles and "Voodoo Macbeth" Lauren Oliver as Macbeth (1955) -Glen Byan Shaw as director

7: Late 1900s | - Akira Kurosawas film "Throne of Blood" -Director Roman Polanski creates film of Macbeth

8: The Curse Of Macbeth | 1604 -in order to please King James Shakespeare uses black magic ritual in play -People did not like this public display of witchcraft. -As punishment play is thought to be cursed.

9: -1606-original actor of lady macbeth gets sick and dies. -1849- 31 people trampled to death. -1934-fist actor mute, replacement hospitalized. | -1672- real dagger replaces fake one and kills Duncan on stage. -1937-man suffers from heart attack.

10: -1942- 3 actors die and 2 crew members commit suicide. -1953-actor suffers severe burns. -1970- 2 fires and 7 robberies. -1981- Macduff mugged after opening

11: Works Cited "Curses of Macbeth." Pret Allez. Web. 15 Dec. 2011. . | Nostbakken, Faith, and William Shakespeare. Understanding Macbeth. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997. Print | Andrews, John F. . Shakespeare's World and Work: an Encyclopedia for Students. New York [etc.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001. Print. | "KING LEAR .ORG - Macbeth Performance History." KING LEAR .ORG - THE COMPLETE KING LEAR SITE: ALL YOU NEED TO ACCESS AND STUDY KING LEAR BY SHAKESPEARE. Web. 14 Dec. 2011. .

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