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Macbeth

Synopsis
A German television production of Macbeth staged by Piet Drescher and directed for television by Michael Krull. Bernhard Baler and Cornelia Schmaus are the Macbeths.
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Germany
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
18 Nov 1978 at 20:00 (Channel: DDR-F-2)
Duration
86 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Krull; Piet Drescher
Producer
Ingeborg Trenkler
Cinematographer
Gerhard Gitschier
Writer
William Shakespeare
Editor
Ilona Boese
Music
Uwe Lohse
Production Design
Wolfgang Bellach
Art Direction
Eva Bellach
Cast
Bernhard BaierMacbeth
Cornelia SchmausLady Macbeth
Eberhard KirchbergMacduff
Bernd StichlerMalcolm
Gerd PreuscheBanquo
Bernhard GeffkePorter
Dagmar JägarWitch (1st)
Elvira GreckiWitch (3rd)
Gabriele MeweLady Macduff
Gerhard MeyerKing Duncan
Heike JoncaWitch (2nd)
Matthias GüntherLennox
Wolfgang SörgelRoss

Additional Details

Theatre
Städtisches Theater
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Macbeth; Two Noble Kinsmen, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Produced at the Städtisches Theater, Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany, beginning 18 June 1978.
Textual information
Translated into German by Maik Hamburger.
Reviews
An account of the stage production by Hamburger, Maik. ‘Shakespeare the Politicizer: Two Notable Stagings in East Germany’ appears in Makaryk, Irina R. & Joseph G. Price (eds). Shakespeare in the Worlds of Communism and Socialism, pp 205-9.
Source: DRA Babelsberg (FESAD database information)

Production Company

Name

Deutscher Fernsehfunk

Archive

Name

Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv (DRA) Babelsberg

Contact
info@dra.de
Email
sekretariat@dra.de
Web
http://www.dra.de External site opens in new window
Phone
+49 (0)331 58 12-0
Fax
+49 (0)331 58 12-199
Address
Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 20
Potsdam
14482

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