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Macbeth in Manhattan

Synopsis
Feature film comedy. A group of young actors rehearsing a production of Macbeth find their roles are reflecting and shaping their personalities. Claudia (Gloria Reuben) and Max (David Lansbury) both audition for a New York production of Macbeth. They win the leading roles, but the director (John Glover) decides to recast the title character when a better-known handsome actor from a soap opera, William (Nick Gregory), becomes available, and Max is instead given a smaller role as Macduff. Soon the tensions and relationships offstage begin to parallel the events of Shakespeare’s Scottish tragedy.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1999
Duration
97 mins

Credits

Director
Greg Lombardo
Producer
Joe Gagen; Victoria Lang
Cinematographer
Leland Krane
Screenplay
Greg Lombardo; Joe Gagen
Music
John Hegner
Production Design
Greco
Costume
Neda Pourang
Cast
Nick GregoryWilliam (Macbeth)
Gloria ReubenClaudia (Lady Macbeth)
Jordan BridgesMichael (Malcolm)
John ElsenJoe (Banquo)
Alan PottingerJim (Murderer)
Carolyn NeffMichelle (Witch (2nd))
Harold PerrineauChorus
Michael StuhlbargRobert (Ross)
Natalie ZeaSamantha (Witch (1st))
Tertia LynchWendy (Witch (3rd))

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stage directing; Rehearsals; Auditions

Notes

Awards
Winner Audience Award Long Island Film Festival
Reviews
Lanier, Douglas ‘Film Spin-Offs and Citations’ in Burt, Richard (ed). Shakespeares After Shakespeares: an Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. (p, 212, entry 867).

Variety (29 March 1999). p. 70-1.

Production Company

Name

Cinbebard

Address
USA
Name

Plus Films

Address
USA

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
http://www.amazon.com External site opens in new window

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