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Macbeth

Synopsis
Video recording of the production of Macbeth directed for stage by Moises Kaufman and for Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT) by Richard Stucker. Liev Schreiber is Macbeth and Jennifer Ehle is Lady Macbeth.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
6 Jul 2006
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Director
Moises Kaufman; Richard Stucker
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Peter Golub
Production Design
Derek McLane
Costume
Michael Krass
Cast
Liev SchreiberMacbeth
Jennifer EhleLady Macbeth
Sterling K. BrownMacduff
Jacob FishelMalcolm
Teagle F. BougereBanquo
Amefika J. El-AminFleance
Andrew McGinnAngus
Andrew McGinnMurderer (1st)
Ching Valdes-AranWitch (2nd)
Clancy O’ConnorServant
Florencia LozanoLady Macduff
Graeme MalcolmSeyton
Herb FosterDoctor (English)
Herb FosterKing Duncan
Hollie Hunt 
Joan MacIntoshWitch (3rd)
Joan MacIntoshGentlewoman
Lucas Near-VerbruggheMessenger
Lynn CohenWitch (1st)
Lynn CohenPorter
Mark MontgomeryLennox
Michael Markham 
Pedro PascalCaptain
Pedro PascalMurderer (2nd)
Philip GoodwinRoss
Sanjit De SilvaDonalbain
Seth DuerrMessenger
Stephanie FiegerMessenger
Tolan AmanMacduff’s son

Additional Details

Theatre
Delacorte Theatre, Central Park, New York City
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Textual information
The script is based on the Oxford edition, edited by Nicholas Brooke.
The New York Public Library’s Performing Arts Research Collections has a typescript, dated June 5, 2006. Some speeches have been shortened by the director or dramaturg, particularly those of Ross, Malcolm, and Macduff. Heavily marked with coloured ink by the videographer.
Reviews
Isherwood, Charles ‘Macbeth’ in the Park: Where Fair Is Foul and War Still Hell’ in The New York Times (29 June 2006). " As played by Liev Schreiber and Jennifer Ehle, Shakespeare’s Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth are two camera-ready beauties glistening in the world’s gaze, Brad and Angelina granting interviews in iambic pentameter’ .[Isherwood].

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
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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