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Literary Friday: Macbeth 2015

Friday, February 26, 2016

Happy Literary Friday, My Lovelies!  This week I have nothing great to share because I'm still reading savoring The House at Riverton.  I probably would have finished it had it not been for the debacle of a movie entitled Macbeth 2015.

You see, we're reading Macbeth in British Literature.  As Shakespeare should always be heard, I always begin by watching a version of the play we're studying, and I thought it would be a good idea to  watch Macbeth 2015.  What a Charlie Foxtrot.  It was so bad!  The lines were literally mumbled, and many of the best lines were edited out.  Not a great idea….Mama was not happy when THE Scottish Play was reduced to weird effects and sword fights.  

NOTE TO HOLLYWOOD:  When you decide to produce another one of Shakespeare's works, remember that folks during the Elizabethan era used to say they were going to "hear" a play….not "see" a play.

Some weeks homeschooling is like a house of cards, especially when the teacher has been ill.  
Wasting the time on this poor production set us back, and I had to "reassess" what to do next.  Hence I didn't get to finish my book this week.

Just keeping it real here at Art @ Home!

In case you're curious, here's the trailer for Macbeth 2015:

Oh, well….
"What's done is done!"

So let me live vicariously through you, my Sweet Bloggy Friends!  What have you been reading this week?

Art @ Home

Until next time…

Happy reading!
Ricki Jill


  1. Well that is disappointing! I am still trying to get through whichever Provence book I was in last time...I need to stop trying to read it at bedtime if I want to gain more than one page a day!

  2. I hope you are on the mend. My house is in complete disarray, because I decided to declutter and remove some furniture. And I can't clean unless I empty the room of the mess that means drawers and everything. Now the pile has moved to the living room leaving a path to the door. I don't think I accomplished any reading this week except some world history. Love Macbeth. Love Shakespeare in general. xoxo Su

  3. Ricki Jill,
    Geez - Macbeth 2015! You'd think they would of edited the weird effects and kept the best lines in. Enjoy your next read.

  4. Oh no! I was so hopeful- the trailer looks good, and the play SHOULD be gritty and dark. Plus, there are some amazing actors in there. I'm so bummed to hear it's more in love with appearing serious and bloody than being true to the source material. What a waste! :(
    Rarely is the movie version of Shakespeare true to the heart of the play (dropped scenes are to be expected, given modern audience attention span). But I do recommend ShakespeaRetold, which is a collection of three modern versions (British, of course)- it's Macbeth, Midsummer Night's Dream, and Much Ado about Nothing, and I wish they made more.

  5. I had a post to add last week, then promptly forgot about it. Thought I would add it this week but I've been haven't problems with the internet and things won't load properly. I'm also having problems commenting on Blogger, never lets me do it the first time, have to reload and then try again.
    I've finally started The Secret Keepr by Kate Morton, and so far it seems like it will be a good story.
    Hope you are feeling better.


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