Costumes for Shakespeare
Macbeth
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Costumes for Macbeth (2000)

This was the first play for which we had costumes made. Given the limited budget, I decided to request only a regal costume for the king, first worn by King Duncan and later by King Macbeth after he usurps the throne. After all, the entire action of the play springs from Macbeth's ambition and his efforts to obtain the "crown" in both the literal and the figurative sense.

 

Three-pointed man's crown with rubies

Duncan, later Macbeth

Scepter with sapphire

Duncan, later Macbeth

Purple brocade cape for royalty

Duncan, later Macbeth

 

Duncan: This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air
Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself
Unto our gentle senses. (1.6.1-3)

Macbeth: I have no spur
To prick the sides of my intent, but only
Vaulting ambition, which o'er-leaps itself
And falls on the other. (1.7.25-28)

 
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