Macbeth in numbers

Macbeth - Michael Fassbender as Macbeth and Marion Cotillard as his wife
Macbeth - Michael Fassbender as Macbeth and Marion Cotillard as his wife
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IN HONOUR of the new Macbeth movie, which is released nationwide today, here are ten numbers you need to know about the famous Shakespearean play.

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Michael Fassbender in Macbeth, directed by Justin Kurzel

Michael Fassbender in Macbeth, directed by Justin Kurzel

There are 3 Macbeth streets in Britain including one in Glasgow, Liverpool and West London.

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Macbeth killed King Duncan on August 14th 1040 in battle and became King of Scotland.

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Macbeth ruled for 17 years.

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20 Macbeth locations have been identified throughout Scotland in Visit Scotland’s online guide.

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It took Orson Welles 23 days to film the 1948 adaptation of Macbeth.

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Macbeth was only 52 years old when he died. He was succeeded by his stepson Lulach.

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The words murder, murderer, murderous, murdering, etc occur 62 times throughout Macbeth, more than any other Shakespeare play.

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The duration of the film is only 113 minutes. No surprise as it is one of Shakespeare’s shortest plays.

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The the role of Macbeth is 719 lines long, half the length of Hamlet.

1908

The earliest Macbeth film dates back to 1908.

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