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Macbeth

Synopsis
A recording of the stage play which ran from 23 January-8 March 1981 at the Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, New York City and was transmitted by ARTS cable channel on 6 Decembe 1981. Directed for the stage by Sarah Caldwell and for ARTS by Kirk Browning. Philip Anglim and Maureen Anderman are the Macbeths.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
6 Dec 1981 (Channel: ARTS)
Duration
179 (including commercials)

Credits

Director
Kirk Browning; Sarah Caldwell
Producer
Richmond Crinkley
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Edward Barnes
Production Design
Helen Pond; Herbert Senn
Costume
Carrie Robbins
Cast
Philip AnglimMacbeth
Maureen AndermanLady Macbeth
J. Kenneth CampbellMacduff
John VickeryMalcolm
Fritz SperbergBanquo
Dana IveyWitch
Dana IveyGentlewoman
Ellen GouldWitch
Esquire JauchemEnglish soldier
Eugene PressmanDonalbain
Eugene PressmanMenteith
Heard CordisWitch
Ivar BroggerMurderer
Ivar BroggerCaithness
James HurdleRoss
Jarlath ConroySeyton
Jarlath ConroyCaptain
Jonathan WardMacduff’s son
Kelsey GrammerLennox
Kevin McClarnonAngus
Lee KaiulaniLady Macduff
Michael DashWitch
Neil VipondKing Duncan
Randy KovitzEnglish soldier
Robert BurnsYoung Siward
Roy K. StevensPorter
Sam StoneburnerSiward, Earl of Northumberland
William MorrisonFleance

Additional Details

Theatre
Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, NY
Theatre company
Lincoln Centre Repertory Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Note: The copy held by the Library of Congress has severe audio problems and there is no viewing print (6/2008).

The film was marketed by Films for the Humanities on VHS in the early 1980s but is currently unavailable. Copies are to be found, however, in many US libraries.
Reviews
Charney, Maurice. ‘Shakespeare in NYC’ Shakespeare Quarterly 33 (Summer 1982), p.222.
Of the stage performance Frank Rich wrote in The New York Times (24 January 1981) ‘I don’t know what this actor is up to in ''Macbeth,'' and I doubt that he does, either. In the early scenes, he is so shifty-eyed and bonkers that one expects him to be arrested for suspicion of murder before he actually commits one’.

Archive

Name

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

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Fax
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Address
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