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Macbeth

Synopsis
Studio-bound television adaptation by Cedric Messina, directed by John Gorrie. With Eric Porter in the title role and Janet Suzman as Lady Macbeth.
Series
Play of the Month
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
20 Sep 1970 at 20:15 (Channel: BBC1)
Duration
135 mins

Credits

Director
John Gorrie
Producer
Cedric Messina
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Christopher Whelen
Costume
John Bloomfield
Art Direction
Natasha Kroll
Cast
Eric PorterMacbeth
Janet SuzmanLady Macbeth
John WoodvineMacduff
John AldertonMalcolm
John ThawBanquo
Alan RoweRoss
Colin FisherCaithness
Daphne HeardWitch
David SadgroveYoung Siward
David SpenserSeyton
Donald DouglasLennox
Geoffrey PalmerMenteith
George MerrittOld Man
Hilary MasonWitch
John Bailey (2)Doctor of Physic
John KellandMessenger
Leon EaglesMurderer
Malcolm McFeeFleance
Michael BeintSergeant
Michael GoodliffeKing Duncan
Nicholas DashwoodBoy (Macduff’s son)
Norman TyrrellSiward, Earl of Northumberland
Paul GreenhalghServant
Ray DavisServant
Robin Browne (2)Donalbain
Rosamund BurneGentlewoman
Rowena CooperLady Macduff
Sylvia ColeridgeWitch
Tony CaunterMurderer
Wolfe MorrisPorter

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Macbeth

Notes

History
Part of a series of eight Shakespeareare plays produced for BBC by Cedric Messina, who was to launch the production of the BBC TV Shakespeare series three years later. Transmitted in the US on Channel Ten’s ‘The Classic Theatre’ series 27 September 1975.
Reviews
For an assessmant of the production’s cinematic realisation as well as its transmission history in the USA, see Rothwell, Kenneth S. and Annabelle Henkin Melzer, Shakespeare on Screen: An International Filmography and Videography (London: Mansell, 1990), entry 327, pp 162-163.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

BoB

Email
bob@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1500
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
77 Wells Street
London
WIT 3QJ
Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council
Name

Folger Shakespeare Library

Email
reference@folger.edu
Web
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Phone
(202) 544 4600
Fax
(202) 544 4623
Address
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington
DC 20003
USA

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