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A Performance of Macbeth (1978)

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This 1976 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Macbeth was originally broadcast on Thames Television in 1978. The company's artistic director Trevor Dunn directs the cast on a small bare stage with mostly black costumes and minimal props. After the witches (Susan Dury, Judith Harte, Marie Kean) announce the prophecy that Macbeth (Ian McKellen) will be the next king, the elderly King Duncan (Griffith Jones) proclaims that his son, Malcolm (Roger Rees), will be heir to the throne. Lady Macbeth

Unrated,

Drama, Television

Trevor Nunn

Sep 28, 2004

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Little has been added for a TV audience that wouldn't have been present in the original stage version, which begs the question, why bother?

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
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