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Macbeth

Synopsis
Gregory Doran’s film of his modern dress RSC production which opened at the Swan Theatre in 1999. This video version was specially shot for television broadcast at the London Roundhouse, using the original cast. Antony Sher and Harriet Walter are the Macbeths.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2001
Transmission details
1 Jan 2001 at 18:05 (Channel: Channel Four)
Duration
150 mins

Credits

Producer
John Wyver
Music
Adrian Lee
Production Design
Stephen Brimson Lewis
Cast
Nigel CookeMacduff
John DougallMalcolm
Ken BonesBanquo
Diane BeckLady Macduff
Gareth EilliamsFleance
Graeme FlynnMacduff’s son
Guy MooreLennox
John KilloranCaptain
John KilloranMenteith
Joseph O’ConorKing Duncan
Paul WebsterRoss
Polly KempGentlewoman
Robert WhitelockDonalbain
Robert WhitelockYoung Siward
Stephen NoonanSeyton
Stephen NoonanPorter
Trevor MartinOld Man
Trevor MartinDoctor of Physic

Additional Details

Theatre
Roundhouse, London
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The programme was preceded by a documentary THE REAL MACBETH in which presenter Tony Robertson visits Scotland to discover facts surrounding Macbeth.
The DVD also includes interviews with Antony Sher, Harriet Walter and Gregory Doran about the play, the production and their performances.

The production at the Swan was filmed using a single, fixed camera and may be viewed by appointment at the Shakespeare Library and Archives. This recording is catalogued separately.

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Sponsor

Name

Channel Four Television

Phone
071-396 4444
Address
LONDON
SW1P 2TX

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Illuminations

Email
louise@illuminationsmedia.co.uk
Web
http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7288 8400
Fax
020 7288 8488
Address
19-20 Rheidol Mews
Rheidol Terrace
Islington
London
N1 8NU
Notes
Illuminations produces and distributes programmes on arts-related subjects, some of which are made for television and others in conjunction with cultural institutions to accompany specific exhibitions. Many titles are available for sale on DVD, including continuing series on leading contemporary and twentieth century artists and modern architecture, as well as a few programmes on religion, drama, history and ideas.
Name

Retail outlets

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