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Producing Macbeth. Episode 2: The Gracious Duncan

Alternative title
Gracious Duncan, The
Synopsis
Schools television series in nine-parts on Macbeth presented by John Lord. The series examines the murder of Duncan. Various aspects of the structure and characters of the play are discussed with some scenes performed. Episode 2 asserts that in killing Duncan, Macbeth destroys the natural order and that the King is God’s regent on earth. Looks at how through his dramatic poetry, Shakespeare portrays Duncan as a gracious and noble man.
Series
For Schools
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
29 Jan 1958 at 14:43 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
28 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (2006)

Credits

Director
Roger Jenkins
Writer
Martin Worth
Production Design
George Haslam
Contributor
John Lord
Cast
William DevlinMacbeth
Mary MorrisLady Macbeth
Joseph O’ConorBanquo
George BishopKing Duncan

Additional Details

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

Production Company

Name

Associated-Rediffusion

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