Originally Posted by HarryT
And yet curiously enough, Mr and Mrs Macbeth are one of the very few truly happy marriages that we find in Shakespeare - a curious anomaly!
But of course, Macbeth wouldn't be the leading character in a tragedy unless he had a flaw in the character (the flaw being ambition in his case, although perhaps Lady Macbeth is the true leader in the plot?).
Yes, they pointed that out in the show I saw as well. Usually people are falling in love, or out of it or the relationship is dysfunctional in some other way. Of course it can be argued that Lady Macbeth wears the pants in the relationship as she manages to push him into doing it when he wavers. It certainly proves that ambition isn't gender based.