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Commando Macbeth

Synopsis
The Dundee Repertory Theatre’s modern dress production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth (dubbed by the press ‘The Commando Macbeth’) forms the basis of three programmes for secondary pupils studying the play.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1991
Availability
Out of distribution (2008).

Credits

Director
Cliff Burnett
Writer
William Shakespeare

Additional Details

Theatre
Dundee Repertory Theatre
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Historical period
1990s
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Material is made available only to staff and students of the University; outside researchers should contact the Librarian to make enquiries about the possibility of onsite viewing.
Documentation
Accompanying notes.
Uses
Secondary English and drama.

Sections

Title
Language and context
Synopsis
1: Using excerpts from the production, illustrates the importance of Shakespeare’s language in the context of the way plays were performed in Shakespeare’s theatre.

Title
Interpreting character: Lady Macbeth
Synopsis
2: Looks at different ways of interpreting the character of Lady Macbeth, concentrating on the soliloquies and the scenes between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Title
Interpreting character: Macbeth - tragic hero or villain?
Synopsis
3: Illustrates the development of the character of Macbeth.

Production Company

Name

Northern College Television Service

Archive

Name

University of Dundee Library

Email
library@dundee.ac.uk
Web
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/library External site opens in new window
Phone
01382 384087
Fax
01382 384087
Address
Main Library
Smalls Wynd
Dundee
DD1 4HN

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