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When I was young, I decided I loved Shakespeare, so I got almost his complete work which turned out to be really hard to read, especially for a 14 year old who thought it would all be romance and hearts.
I didn’t change my mind, I think he is a genius, but now I know there much more to it than that and that his literature is way more complex, less romance and more philosophy, thoughts and social criticism.
My brother – who is my cultural guru without being aware of that – suggested we watched Macbeth at the Globe Theatre. So, the night before, we watched the movie (with the amazing Marion Cotillard) as some sort of homework and, on Saturday, we took our standing places (yes, we stood standing for almost three hours) and although my back hurt like hell at the end of it, it was an amazing experience. Tara Fitzgerald, who played Lady Macbeth, is an incredible actress. I really loved the scene of her going mad, in such deep despair.
The production of this very dramatic play gave it an inch of comedy which, combined with the interaction with the public, provided a great final result.