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Macbeth

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single fixed camera, of Tim Albery’s 1996 production of Macbeth for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Roger Allam and Brid Brennan are the Macbeths.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
15 May 1996
Duration
147 mins

Credits

Director
Tim Albery
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Paul Slocombe
Production Design
Stewart Laing
Cast
Roger AllamMacbeth
Brid BrennanLady Macbeth
Colum ConveyMacduff
Sebastian HarcombeMalcolm
Philip QuastBanquo
Adrian SchillerPorter
Andrew HeskerSeyton
Arthur CoxKing Duncan
Arthur CoxDoctor of Physic
Brian AbbottSiward, Earl of Northumberland
Brian AbbottDoctor (English)
David FahmLennox
David PullanAngus
Edward WilsonFleance
Griffith JonesOld Man
Janet ChappellLady Macduff
Janet ChappellWitch
Janet WhitesideWitch
John RakeMurderer (1st)
Michael HalesMacduff’s son
Robert DemegerRoss
Sam Wood (2)Macduff’s son
Simeon DafoeMurderer (2nd)
Simon WestwoodDonalbain
Simon WestwoodYoung Siward
Stephen BillingtonCaptain
Susannah Elliott-KnightWitch
William BelchambersFleance

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 16 May-5 October 1996; and at the Barbican, London, 31 October 1996-27 March 1997.
Reviews
Jackson, Russell. Shakespeare Quarterly 48 (1997), pp. 208-15 (in review-article); Smallwood, Robert. Shakespeare Survey 50 (1997), pp. 201-24 (especially 207-11). Shuttleworth, Ian. Financial Times (London) 22 May 1996. Shuttleworth writes: ‘This production is more sterile than any of those, including the Mark Rylance farrago. Those who do not know the play will be put off by it: those who do will be bored to distraction. It is full of light, half full of sound, quite devoid of fury and signifies less than nothing’.

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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