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Macbeth

Synopsis
A schools production of Macbeth influenced by Bogdanov’s experimental workshop in Birmingham where he explored the impact of Shakespeare on working-class people. Bogdanov uses urban buildings, and junkyards to give a post-apocalyptic feel.
Series
Middle English
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
15 Jan 1998 (Channel: Channel Four)
Duration
84 mins
Availability
Out of distribution (2016)

Credits

Director
Michael Bogdanov
Cinematographer
Tony Coldwell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Sean PertweeMacbeth
Greta ScacchiLady Macbeth
Lorcan CranitchMacduff
Jack DavenportMalcolm
Michael MaloneyBanquo
Denise BlackWitch
Lesley JosephWitch
Lorren BentWitch
Philip MadocKing Duncan
Shane RichiePorter

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Historical period
Future
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Untrained actors; School productions
Related items
Macbeth on Film

Notes

Notes
This production is also included on a CD-ROM from 4 Learning which looks at wider textual issues relating to the play and its performance. The production may be downloaded from Filma and Sound Online with full credits and shotlist.

The production is marketed on video and DVD and paired with Tim Supple’s TWELFTH NIGHT (2003). DVD special features include digital transfer, links for online education and activity packs, liner notes by Tim Supple and notes by Sue Pritchard, producer of MACBETH.
History
Transmitted in 5 parts 15/1-12/2/1998.
Documentation
Optional study guide and poster available.
Uses
Ages 11 and up.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://jiscmediahub.ac.uk/
Online price
academic subscription
Online format
Download

Production Company

Name

Granada Television

Distributor

Name

cduniverse.com

Web
http://www.cduniverse.com External site opens in new window

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