ENG 2D 2012: Director for a Day

Congratulations! You and your group members recently directed the latest film version of Macbeth. Be proud: your unconventional interpretation of Shakespeare’s work has earned you nominations in several categories, including: “Best Screen Adaptation of a Shakespearean Play Directed by Students in the Greater Strathroy Area.” Nice.

Such accolades, however, come with responsibilities. Today, you start the press junket, a seemingly endless series of interviews with newspapers and news agencies across Middlesex County. The first interviewers are particularly interested in your rendition of Act III Scene I. Thus, you need to spend the next 35 minutes or so preparing for their questions.

The format:

  • 2 people in your group will play the role of the press, while the remaining students play the role of the director(s)


  • Blocking is the act of arranging the actions in a scene. How did you and the actors arrive at the specific movements that made it into the film?
  • What advice did you give the actors playing Macbeth and the murderers? How did you want the audience to respond to them?
  • Why did you choose this particular setting?

Note: I shamelessly stole this idea from a colleague.



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