The ultimate purpose of Act 1, Scene 2 is to introduce Macbeth in the highest of glory, who he was before his downfall. On the battlefield Macbeth thrives in, the fallen captain should appear weary, panting as he weakly utters his lines of the war’s evil. In addition, Duncan, the king of Scotland, should appear more regally, showing pleasure or satisfaction in his face as the Captain speaks of Macbeth’s heroic deeds. Lines like, “What he hath lost noble Macbeth hath won,” should be spoken in a regal, perhaps even excited tone, fully conveying the glory Macbeth has achieved (I.ii.77).
“Macbeth – 2011 Production.” Marin Shakespeare. Marin Shakespeare Company, 2011.
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