The structure of the extract presents how Macbeth’s state of mind is deteriorating as he starts to lose the structure of his speaking. Shakespeare consistently uses iambic pentameter and rhythm when characters are speaking to show their state of mind and authority in a certain environment. When the rhythm is constant and consistent then it […]

Macbeth just found out that his wife has died and is questioning why she died so early. Macbeth is ready to fight and is angry, the fact that he’s heard that his wife has just died, maddens him more and makes him lose his sense of thought. The structure of the extract presents how Macbeths […]

We are studying Metamorphisis, originally written by Franz Kafka, and most famously directed by Steven Berkoff. In the piece that I am going to perform, the character that I will play is Mrs Samsa. Mrs Samsa is 45, and is the mother of arguably the main character, Gregor. Mrs Samsa is forced to adopt the […]

Introduction to the Working Record Playwright of Metamorphosis, Steven Berkoff was born in East London on the 3rd of August 1939. His family was Jewish and originally of Russian and Romanian descent. His father adjusted their original name of “Berkoff” to “Berks”, he done this so that their arrival in England was more fitting in […]

In 1883-1910 Czech Republic was under control by Austria. This may have affected Kafka as a young man, as it can damage a young persons mental state, knowing that your an outcaste to society just because of your religion, it’s a experience which most likely sticks with you forever, and in Kafka’s case, it did. […]

Macbeth starts off by saying “Is this a dagger which I see before me”. Macbeth has already started to question his mental state and wether this is actually real, it’s showing us how he is starting to ‘lose the plot’. He then moves onto saying “The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee”. […]

“The Prince of Cumberland that is a step on which I must fall down, or else o’erleap, For in my way of lies. Stars, hide your fires, Let not light see my black and deep desires, The eye wink at the end. Yet let that be, Which the eye fears when it is done to […]