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Macbeth

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1988 production of Macbeth. Directed by Adrian Noble with Miles Anderson and Amanda Root as the Macbeths.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
12 Jun 1989
Duration
141 mins

Credits

Director
Adrian Noble
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Geoffrey Burgon
Production Design
Bob Crowley
Cast
Miles AndersonMacbeth
Amanda RootLady Macbeth
Colin McCormackMacduff
Duncan BellMalcolm
Tony ArmatradingBanquo
Benjamin FellowsFleance
Campbell MorrisonCaptain
Campbell MorrisonDoctor of Physic
David Clark (2)Macduff’s son
David SolomanSeyton
Desmond BarritPorter
Desmond BarritRoss
Hannah YoungMacduff child
Henrietta SmethurstMacduff child
James MacaroMacduff’s son
James PurefoyCream faced loon (Servant)
James PurefoyDonalbain
Jill SpurrierGentlewoman
Joanna RothWitch (3rd)
John BottOld Man
John BottSiward, Earl of Northumberland
John Paul StreetsMacduff’s son
Ken ShorterMurderer (2nd)
Mark SprostonAngus
Maureen BeattieLady Macduff
Miller. PatrickYoung Siward
Nicholas SelbyKing Duncan
Peter LennonMenteith
Pip HintonWitch (1st)
Raymond RandMacduff’s son
Stephen JacobsLennox
Vivienne RochesterWitch (2nd)
Wayne MasonFleance

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A second copy was recorded at the Barbican 5 June 1989.
History
Press night 4 May 1988
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm
Reviews
Smallwood, Robert. Shakespeare Quarterly 40 (1989), pp83-94 (review article).

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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