When Lady Macbeth tells the Doctor that “Banquo’s buried”, the camera should switch angles to a fog surrounded gravestone. The camera should stay here until Lady Macbeth leaves. The gravestone should be crudely built and the soil above Banquo’s body should be recently placed. This is a reminder to the audience of how wicked Lady Macbeth’s actions are.
When Ross tells Macduff that his family has been “Savagely slaughtered” Macduff is to draw his sword and stick it into the ground at his feet. This is a sign of anger and a promise for revenge. His sword should be simple and heavy. As opposed to Duncan’s jeweled one, Macduff’s sword will be build for killing.
For Lady Macduff’s son: He should be round and well dressed. When people were more plump in Macbeth’s time that meant they were of a wealthy family. Seeing as the boy’s father is a thane it means the family was wealthy and probably could afford some sort of schooling for him. He should look this way act act like a smart aleck because of his witty phrases and the murderer calling him and “egg”.
With the three apparitions they should not be the same height or color. The first apparition that tell Macbeth to “Beware Macduff”, should be a medium height and a pale white. The second one that warns Macbeth of “The pow’r of man, for none of woman born”, is higher than the first one then descends to be right in front of Macbeth’s face. In addition to its change in height I want it to go from a pale white to a pink-red color. The last apparition should be the highest and a bit of a green color. The changes are to signal different warnings to Macbeth and the audience.
In the room where Lennox and the lord are there should be two important elements. The first one being a lot of red. I want a lot of red carpet and curtains and other fitting furniture. Second I want a portrait of The Virgin Mary. The portrait is there to promise hope to Scotland and because the two mention “[going] to pray” multiple times in this scene.
Hecate should be a very beautiful women that wears intricate clothing. The colors she wears should be black and red. Her appearance compared with that of the witches will at to the theme of deception. The four evil beings have similar motives but Hecate looks much more put together.
Macbeth is going to have his own unique char. The chair should be clearly fit for a king. This will make the confusion of the scene more intense when Lennox says “Here is a place reserved, sir.” Macbeth will clearly have a place to sit, or it appears that way to the guests. The camera should sweep past the chair to show the empty char and confused looks of the lords. When it sweeps back Banquo’s ghost wll be in the place.