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Låt oss inte glömma Lady Macbeth!: En komparativ studie av Lady Macbeth i Shakespeares tragedi samt i tre moderna TV- och filmadaptioner.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Cinema Studies. Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Let us not forget Lady Macbeth! : A comparative study of Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare´s tragedy as well as in three modern television and film adaptations. (English)
Abstract [en]

The work of Shakespeare has been popular to make film adaptations of from the birth of cinema. Macbeth, one of his most often played tragedies, is no exception. But how did Shakespeare portray Lady Macbeth in his play, and how do directors in the 21th century choose to portray her for a modern audience? I will try to find the answer to these questions by analyzing Shakespeare´s play as well as three modern adaptations. I will begin the thesis by looking at scholars´ view in questions regarding gender, free will, adaptations and genre before analyzing the play and the three movies. I will do this so in order to make comparisons between the play and the three adaptations. My conclusion is that Shakespeare wrote Lady Macbeth as a strong woman, an “unwomanly” woman of her time. The three adaptations also portray her as a strong woman, but in three different ways. I cannot draw any overall conclusions as this thesis is a subjective interpretation of text as well as picture, but further analysis of more adaptations of Macbeth can perhaps verify what has been stated in this thesis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth, gender, free will, adaptation, genre
Keyword [sv]
Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth, genus, fri vilja, adaption, genre
National Category
Studies on Film
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-80335OAI: diva2:553027
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-09-19 Created: 2012-09-17 Last updated: 2012-09-19Bibliographically approved

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