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Macbeth the Comedy

Synopsis
Independent feature film offering a gay and lesbian Shakespeare film parody geared to a mainstream audience. Having just led the Scottish forces to victory, all Macbeth wants to do is go home, take a bubble bath and slip into her tartan minidress. Her plans change when she encounters three prognosticating ‘sisters’ who appear to be refugees from Greenwich Village. They tell Macbeth that she will one day become king . . . and the wheels of her ambition are set in motion..[tristanfilms.net/macbeth website].
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2001
Availability
No distributor or archive copy found (2006).
Notes
`For every Shakespeare line is accompanied by a Stanislavskian paraphrase that tells the real story behind the words...' (Lehmann).
Keywords
gender representation; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Gay and lesbian interpretations; Gender reversal

Online availability

URI
http://www.tristanfilms.net/macbeth/state.html

Credits

Director
Allison L. LiCalsi
Producer
Patrick Murray
Cinematographer
Paul Anneliese
Screenplay
Allison L. LiCalsi
Cast
Christopher Briggs 
David Huber 
Dudley Jr Findlay 
Erika Burke 
Gary Brownlee 
Gerald Downey 
Hugh Kelly (2) 
John Little 
Juliet Furness 
Matt Daniels 
Michael Colby Jones 
Phillip Christian 
Scan Elias-Reyes 
Scott Galbraith 
Ted deChatelet 

Production Company

Name

Tristan Films

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