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Shogun Macbeth

Synopsis
A Japanese adaptation by John R. Briggs videotaped at the Playhouse 46. The costumes are those of a samurai army, the witches wear Kabuki make-up, and the set is dominated by a large, sculptured Buddha. There are many textual cuts and a framing device of a blind storyteller.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
5 Dec 1986
Duration
125 mins

Credits

Director
John R. Briggs
Production Design
Tina Charney
Costume
Atushi Moriyasu
Cast
Ernest AbubaMacbeth
Freda Foh ShenLady Macbeth
Norris M. ShimabukuMacduff
Mel Duane GionsonMalcolm
Raul AranasBanquo
Donald LiKing Duncan
Lori TanakaFleance
Michael G. ChinDonalbain
Natsuko OhanmaLady Macduff
Shigeko SugaGentlewoman

Additional Details

Theatre
Playhouse 46
Theatre company
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Kabuki; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multicultural casting

Notes

Reviews
Mel Gussow, The New York Times (21 November 1986).

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
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Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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