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Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella

Alternative title
Mmc
Synopsis
An experimental play conceived, adapted and directed by Bill Rauch. Euripides’, Shakespeare’s, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classics of populist theatre are performed on one stage simultaneously, three-ring circus-style. Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella features full productions of all three of the plays in the title. Each represents a high point in Western culture (Greek tragedy, Elizabethan drama, and the American musical), and played together they create moments of unexpected synchronicity and revelation. When Cinderella sings of her dream of going to the ball, Macbeth is delivering his famous dagger speech and Medea is being consumed by jealousy. The Prince’s ball turns out to be the feast at which Macbeth sees the bloody Banquo, and it is the mad Lady Macbeth who leads Medea off to slaughter her own sons. Videotaped for Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT) by Richard Stucker.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
9 Oct 2002
Duration
152 mins

Credits

Director
Bill Rauch; Tracy Young
Writer
Bill Rauch; Tracy Young
Music
Steven Argila
Production Design
Rachel Hauck
Costume
David Zinn
Choreographer
Sabrina Peck
Contributor
Richard Stucker
Cast
Stephen PelinskiMacbeth
Christopher Liam MooreLady Macbeth
Peter Howard (2)Macduff
David Paul FrancisBanquo
Adam O’ByrneOld Man
Adam O’ByrneWitch (2nd)
Adam O’ByrneMurderer
Derek LucciWitch (1st)
Derek LucciMurderer
Derek LucciOld Man
Derek LucciDoctor of Physic
Horace A. LittleKing Duncan
Maulik PancholiFleance
Ryan KingWitch (3rd)
Ryan KingMurderer
Ryan KingOld Man

Additional Details

Theatre
Yale Repertory Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Euripides; masks; musicals; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Reviews
Klein, Alvin ‘Killer Guest List: Medea, Cinderella and Macbeth’ in The New York Times (October 6 2002).

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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