Living with Lady Macbeth and the Witches

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This book is full of ideas and an in depth analysis of the character of Lady Macbeth. Having long studied the Macbeths both in terms of Shakespeare’s play and the real 11th century King and Queen, Jasmin Tempest gives an account of what it’s been like to spend so much time living with them and in particular, Lady Macbeth. Living with Lady Macbeth and the Witches explores her character along with the witches and delves deep into the historical background to understand them better. Much is suggested about this well-known Shakespearean female character and the supernatural beings that open the play. This book gives plenty of ideas for anyone about to work on an essay or assignment and will help any actress about to embark on this demanding female role for the stage.

It has been great fun making the film Macbeth’s Disciple and bringing to life some of the off stage action alluded to in Shakespeare’s text.


You never know when Macbeth is watching you! It was quite funny when Macbeth, played by Roger Barclay, was on set as both crew and other cast members said they felt as if they wanted to bow or curtsey to him. Roger had such presence in the role. That’s me in the cream gear going to talk to another cast member, Sam Wood-Dow who played Douglas.

I was very pleased to receive this comment from a cast member after the London screening.

Even though I have always been very aware of Shakespeare it’s so often been taught to me in the dullest, lifeless, un-flattering and boring way. I truly believe more films of Disciple’s nature should be made as they would have such a positive effect and would give Shakespeare back its value. One of the first things I did when the credits stopped rolling was turn… and say, ‘ Well? What happens next? I wanna see!”

Thanks Tom, it was good to hear this.

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