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Macbeth

Synopsis
Last episode of a five-part schools programme series that attempts to make Shakespeare accessible to children by having well-known actors comment on and perform key scenes from Shakespeare’s plays which are placed in a twentieth-century setting. This episode focuses on Macbeth, Act I, scene vii. Set in a post-holocaust world, where society has collapsed and warring factions battle for power, Louise Lombard as Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth (John Gordon Sinclair) to murder Duncan.
Series
Shakespeare Shorts
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
17 May 1996 at 11:20 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
20 mins

Credits

Contributor
Christopher Middleton
Cast
John Gordon SinclairMacbeth
Louise LombardLady Macbeth

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Transmitted in the BBC Schools’ ‘English Time Special’ slot which is designed for 11-14 year olds.
Reviews
Article on the series in Radio Times, 20-26 April 1996, p.32.

Archive

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