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Macbeth

Synopsis
Video recording of Sebastian Nuebling’s 2008 production of Macbeth for the Schauspielhaus Zurich. Bruno Cathomas and Bibiana Beglau are the Macbeths.
Language
German (Switzerland)
Country
Switzerland
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2008

Credits

Director
Sebastian Nuebling
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Lars Wittershagen
Production Design
Muriel Gerstner
Costume
Marion Muench
Cast
Bruno CathomasMacbeth
Bibiana BeglauLady Macbeth
André SzymanskiMacduff
Maik SolbachMalcolm
André MeyerBanquo
Christian HelelrLennox
Samuel VetschFleance
Siggi SchwientakKing Duncan
Tim PorathPorter
Tomas Flachs NobregaRoss

Additional Details

Theatre
Schauspielhaus, Zurich
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
The roles of Macduff’s son was played by Emmanuel Hunziker and Yannick Weber. It is not known who took the part on the day of this recording.
History
The production opened 29 March 2008.
Stills
The production is set against a background of the international stock market. Banquo gets strangled on the photocopier after singing Princes’ song ‘Purple Rain’. The Porter is a general factotum turned sadist, and the witches shout out the latest stock exchange prices from the dealing floor.
Textual information
Translated into German by Angela Schanelec, S. Nübling, and Amely Haag. Jan Stephan Schmieding is dramaturg.
Reviews
A short clip from the production is available on www.schauspielhaus.ch (accessed 4/2008).

Production Company

Name

Schauspielhaus Zurich

Web
http://www.schauspielhaus.ch External site opens in new window
Phone
01 258 79 94
Fax
01 259 70 94
Address
Zweltweg 5
8032 Zuricheltweg 5
Switzerland

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