The artefact I have chosen to examine is the Japanese film Throne of Blood by Akira Kurosawa (1957).
What I want to find out about the artefact is how it compares with its source material, William shakespeare's play Macbeth.
The method selected to accomplish this is Generic Criticism, examining how the two versions of the same story address the needs of the rhetorical situation. In this instance, I will examine the play Macbeth for its plot, themes, characters, and events, then to do the same with the film Throne of Blood. The comparison to be made takes place on two basic levels:
1) direct comparison of characters and events to see what was changed and what was not; and