Let's see... Duncan has arrived at the Macbeths' castle... there's murder in the air.. what are we missing?
Oh yes! A soliloquy!
Lessons you should take away from this:
- Don't argue with Lady Macbeth.
- Seriously, don't argue with her. She's going on about bashing a baby's brains out. She has some serious issues.
It is implied that Lady Macbeth had a baby in the past, but there is no sign of a Macbeth-ling running around the castle. Many productions nowadays like to run with the idea that it died in childhood, leaving the Macbeths childless and bereft. The Fassbender Macbeth (which I haven't seen because it's not out here yet, grumble grumble) apparently opens with the hypothetical child's funeral.
Tune in next week when the Macbeths finally get their hands dirty! ....no, seriously, they get their hands dirty.