Act 5 Scene 1

1971, Roman Polanski and 2010, Rupert Goold Editions

Play vs. The films

In the play and the film version, Lady Macbeth is in extreme distress. She is beginning to sleepwalk. When she sleepwalks, she starts to say stuff about the murders her and Macbeth committed. It is obvious to tell that her conscience is beginning to eat away at her sanity. The 1971, Roman Polanski version was most accurate to the play. Polanski took the picture you get in your mind of Lady Macbeth in this scene, and portrayed it in his movie. I liked his version the best because it seemed most accurate to what I pictured when I read the play.