PUCK “I’ll put a girdle round about the earth in forty minutes” Puck can’t wait to set about his mission in response to Oberon’s command. Their desire to make mischief with the lovers is mutual and he is about to take on the task in hand......
THE THREE WITCHES As the three witches wait to accost Macbeth returning from battle, they chant and move in rhythmic and menacing movements.... “The weird sisters hand in hand, posters of the sea and land, thus do go about about”
LEAR CALLS UPON THE ELEMENTS All that the king has believed in, loved and held dear has been destroyed in the actions of those closest to him. As he vents his brokenness on the world his words call out to the elements “Blow winds and crack your cheeks! Rage, blow! Crack nature’s moulds, all germens spill at once that make ingrateful man!”
HAMLET’S RAGE This picture depicts Hamlet broken hearted since the death of his father and the subsequent urgent marriage between his mother and his uncle. He can scarce take in the recent events. This is a silent, profoundly sad rage, it displays his hurt and his grief. “Within a month ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears had left the flushing in her galled eyes, she married- Oh most wicked speed!”
FAIRIES SKIP HENCE As Titania responds to the jealous Oberon, she ushers the fairies away, preparing to unleash her furious defence and thereby confronting him with her own feelings of insecurity that he has caused with his recent antics.
JULIUS CAESAR As a plot to kill Caesar is unfolding, Caesar’s wife, Calphurnia, urges him to stay at home because the omens are bad. His response is to oppose her with his fearlessness “Caesar shall forth. The things that threatened me ne’er looked but on my back; when they shall see the face of Caesar, they are vanished.”