Actors for the Macbeth/A Midsummer Night's Dream company include Nana Amoo-Gottfried (Ross and Lysander), Alex Avery (Macbeth and Snug) and Ellie Burrow (Lady Macduff/Young Siward
and Fairy Queen/Peaseblossom).
And during the battle between Macduff's army and Macbeth's, the English general Siward
's son dies, and he is eulogized with a testament to his masculinity in war: "He only liv'd but till he was a man...
(28) Here is Holinshed (Chronicles, 496): "But shortlie after it chanced that king Duncane, having two sonnes by his wife which was the daughter of Siward
earle of Northumberland, he made the elder of them called Malcolme prince of Cumberland, as it were thereby to appoint him his successor in the kingdome, immediatlie after his deceasse.
The ship - formally known as the TSS Dover and later renamed the Earl Siward
and then the Sol Express - was moved to Able UK's Middlesbrough port back in 2009.
Despite rescue attempts, the former ferry - known as the TSS Dover and later renamed the Earl Siward
, Sol Express and finally the Tuxedo Royale - has remained unused since it ceased operating 10 years ago.
Shakespeare has Macduff, Thane of Fife, making a pact with Malcolm and his uncle Siward
to push Macbeth off the Scottish throne.
That Malcolm has already perceived his country's desperate state becomes apparent enough in his assurances that at MacdufFs arrival he was wrapping up his preparations to sally forth with Old Siward
, the Duke of Northumberland, and invade Scotland with ten thousand men (4.3.133-35).
The turbine steamship TSS Dover - later renamed the Earl Siward
, Sol Express and finally the Tuxedo Royale - was built in 1965 as a roll-on/roll-off ferry and spent much of her later life as a floating nightspot beneath the Tyne Bridge, before being laid up and left to rot on the banks of the River Tees in Middlesbrough.
In addition, by drawing a parallel between Siward
(England) and Gruach's (Scotland) romantic liaison and the Union, their relationship or potential 'marriage' is used to show that the Union has not been to Scotland's best interest.
(4.1.144), and the corpse of Young Siward
Director Roxana Silbert's play chronicles the immediate aftermath of Macbeth's defeat at the Battle of Dunsinane, with Lady Macbeth (known as Gruach here and played with controlled power by Siobhan Redmond) a captive of the English commander Siward
, played by Jonny Phillips as a strong but perhaps naive foil to Gruach.
But clashes with the native population are inevitable, and the collision between the idealism of the invaders and the fury of the native population, usher in the idealist Siward
(Jonny Phillipas in a well-shaped performance as a man who shows himself to be both fragile and commanding).