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Macbeth

Synopsis
Anthology arts series. The programme examines how the ideas which Shakespeare’s play addresses (tyranny, ambition, power) have resonances in twentieth and twenty-first century politics and political regimes. It also looks at the nature of power in women and how the power balance between the Macbeths is mirrored in contemporary political couples (e.g. the Clintons and the Blairs). There are excerpts from several film and television versions of Macbeth and scenes from Conall Morrison’s 2007 production for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Concludes with a clip from THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND (2006) which writer Giles Foden says was informed by Macbeth. Readings are by Simon Russell Beale.
Series
South Bank Show, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
8 Jul 2007 at 22:45 (Channel: ITV1)
Duration
80 mins

Credits

Director
Aurora Gunn
Producer
Aurora Gunn
Contributor
Cameron Duodo; Conall Morrison; Giles Foden; Helena Kennedy; Ian McKellen; Jonathan Bate; Kenneth Baker; Melvyn Bragg; Michael Dobbs; Robert Fisk; Shirley Williams; Simon Russell Beale
Cast
Patrick O’KaneMacbeth
Judi DenchLady Macbeth
Rowan Atkinson 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
politics; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

ITV Productions

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
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Distributor (Sale)

Name

ITN Source

Email
uksales@itnsource.com
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Phone
+44 (0) 207 430 4480
Address
200 Grays Inn Road
London WC1X 8XZ

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