The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson:|
And there is yet another difficulty, happily easy to reform,
which somewhat interfered with the success of the
performance. At the end of the incantation scene the Italian
translator has made Macbeth fall insensible upon the stage.
This is a change of questionable propriety from a
psychological point of view; while in point of view of effect
it leaves the stage for some moments empty of all business.
To remedy this, a bevy of green ballet-girls came forth and
pointed their toes about the prostrate king. A dance of High
Church curates, or a hornpipe by Mr. T. P. Cooke, would not