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Cliff’s Notes: Macbeth

Synopsis
A contemporary dance conceived, directed and choreographed by Jane Comfort. Macbeth is presented as a cautionary tale of the 1980s, the piece juxtaposed with Wall Street yuppies and punk rocker witches in a world of greed. Financiers murderously clamour to become masters of the Universe. The battle of Birnam Wood is represented as a hostile takeover carried out over cell phones,
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1988
Recording date
4 Mar 1988
Duration
35 mins

Credits

Director
Jane Comfort
Music
Bush Tetras; Douglas Wagner
Choreographer
Jane Comfort
Cast
Jane Comfort Dance Company 

Additional Details

Theatre
Bessie Schoenberg Theatre, New York
Theatre company
Jane Comfort Dance Company
Production type
Dance
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Dance
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Also included on the two discs are the dances ‘Let’s just settle back and think general thoughts’ (22min) and ‘Awake in the invisible room’ (23min).
Textual information
Text by Shakespeare, Jane Comfort and Cliffs Notes; additional text supplied by Pat Boland, John Comfort and Joe Vale.

Archive

Name

Dance Collection, Jerome Robbins Dance Division

Email
dance@nypl.org
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Fax
212 870 1869
Address
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New York
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