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Macbeth

Synopsis
A reworking of Verdi’s opera and Shakespeare’s play directed by Werner Schroeter. Musical arrangement by Horst Franke and Hans Schepior.
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Germany
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
18 Dec 1971 (Channel: Hessischer Rundfunk)
Duration
60 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (4/2008).

Credits

Director
Werner Schroeter
Cinematographer
Horst Thürling
Writer
William Shakespeare
Screenplay
Werner Schroeter
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Production Design
Rainer Schöne
Costume
Magdalena Montezuma
Contributor
Hannelore von Winterfeld
Cast
Annette TirierLady Macbeth
Christine Ebers 
Magdalena Montezuma 
Michael Bolze 
Sigurd Salto 
Stefan van Haugk 
Susi 
Suzanne Sheed 

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Maria Callas is a reference point in several of Schroeter’s film. Here Lady Macbeth wears a replica of the famed costume Maria Callas wore in Tosca while screeching her lines like a harridan.
History
Broadcast on German television together with Rosa von Praunheim
Reviews
Source: http://www.filmportal.de (accessed 10/2008).

Production Company

Name

Hessischer Rundfunk

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