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Macbeth

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2004 production of Macbeth. Directed by Dominic Cooke with Greg Hicks and Ruth Gemmell as the Macbeths.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2004
Duration
128 mins

Credits

Director
Dominic Cooke
Writer
William Shakespeare
Costume
Tania Spooner
Animator
Robert Innes Hopkins
Cast
Greg HicksMacbeth
Sian ThomasLady Macbeth
Clive WoodMacduff
Pal AronMalcolm
Louis HilyerBanquo
Calum FinlayMacduff’s son
Forbes MassonPorter
Forbes MassonCaptain
Grace GriffithsMacduff’s daughter
Ian DrysdaleMurderer
Ian DrysdaleSiward, Earl of Northumberland
Jack ChamberlainFleance
Jack FieldingMacduff’s son
Jack WhitamLennox
John KilloranSeyton
John MackayRoss
Louise BangayGentlewoman
Louise BangayWitch
Lucy MorrisMacduff’s daughter
Meg FraserWitch
Michael G. JonesDoctor of Physic
Michael G. JonesOld Man
Nathanial BarberMacduff’s son
Neil MaddenDonalbain
Oliver HayesFleance
Richard CorderyKing Duncan
Ruth GemmellLady Macduff
Ruth GemmellWitch
Sean HannawayMurderer
Tom SpackmanFleance

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
19th Century
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
For a detailed account by the director, designers, actors and understudies about the concept for the play and the rehearsal process visit http://www.rsc.org.uk/macbeth/current/director.html

Tucker, Kenneth. Shakespeare Newsletter 54 (2004-5), pp. 53-54, 56 (in review article).
General
It is not known which children played the roles Fleance and Macduff’s son in this recording.
History
First performance 6 March 2004. It ran until 9 October 2004 and then to the Theatre Royal, Newcastle and the Albery Theatre, London.

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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