[ false face doth hide what the false heart doth know ]

In early June I watched Kurosawa’s “Throne Of Blood”. My summer visual media studies will feature as many Macbeth adaptations as I can . . .  “Men of Respect”, a 1990 B-movie mob film starring many familiar faces came next; then Orson Wells’s 1948 adaptation, and the Fassbinder/Cotillard 2015 UK film.

Certain motifs from Macbeth are pleasant to consider at the moment, none more on-point than the dialogue between Lady Macduff and her child before Macbeth has them murdered. This dialogue becomes the visual, while Macbeth’s description of his own  behavior post-murder (the title of this post) becomes the audio . . .

… with a little editorializing of my own.

Looking forward to making images of key motifs or ideas from Shakespeare’s tale of treachery. Macbeth’s a rich source of symbolism for deeper thinking about contemporary challenges, and a reminder of their source in human behavior that transcends this moment.