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Macbeth. Part 2

Synopsis
Television schools series in eight parts, examining the conflict between good and evil in medieval and Elizabethan drama. Episode 7 continues the argument that in Macbeth Shakespeare makes use of the traditions of earlier drama to portray the most complex form of the conflict of good and evil, conflict within the character of Macbeth himself.
Series
Terrible Choice
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
16 Mar 1960 at 15:23 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
27 mins

Credits

Director
Roger Jenkins
Writer
Martin Worth
Contributor
Michael Hawkins
Cast
William DevlinMacbeth
Mary MorrisLady Macbeth
Bernard KayMacduff
Gabriel WoolfMalcolm
Anthony JacobsMurderer (1st)
George BishopKing Duncan
Michael BryantRoss
Miles MallesonPorter
Nigel BellairsSeyton
Ronnie BarkerMurderer (2nd)
Tony ChurchOld Man

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Elizabethan drama; schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
TV Times cites the Second Murderer as ‘Ronald Barker’; it has been assumed that this is the comedian Ronnie Barker but it has not been possible to verify this assumption from any other source.

The Library of Congress holds master preservation material only, no viewing copy (5/2008).
History
Footage for this programme was taken from the 9-part series PRODUCING MACBETH in the FOR SCHOOLS slot, transmitted by Associated-Rediffusion 22 January-26 March 1958.

First US broadcast 7 February 1964, WNDT, New York City (NET) in Festival of the Arts.

Production Company

Name

Associated-Rediffusion

Archive

Name

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division

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