William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Macbeth is one of the best known works of literature in the world, and the character Macbeth is the archetypal anti-hero. When, in Act Three, Banquo asks Macbeth how far it is to Forres, few of the audience know that Forres is a real place and Macbeth a real – and profoundly misunderstood – man.
Join Cameron Taylor as he uncovers his research on The Real Macbeth, last Celtic King of Alba, and explore the reasons for the differences between fact and fiction.
YouTube: On the Trail of The Real Macbeth
About Cameron Taylor
Born in Orkney, ‘beside the oceans of time’ as the late George Mackay Brown so lyrically put it, Cameron Taylor is a writer, historian and consultant.
His work on transmedia storytelling led him into a journey of discovery on the trail of the real Macbeth leading to a book, a documentary and almost to his arrest.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organised by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx