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Macbeth: The Dvd Edition

Synopsis
A joint production of Macbeth between the Folger Theatre and the Two River Theatre Company (Red Bank, NJ). The production is co-directed by Aaron Posner and Teller. Kate Eastwood Norris and Ian Merrill Peakes are the Macbeths.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2009
Duration
124 mins

Credits

Director
Aaron Posner; Teller
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Daniel Conway
Contributor
George Karseboom
Cast
Ian Merrill PeakesMacbeth
Kate Eastwood NorrisLady Macbeth
Cody NickellMacduff
Scott KernsMalcolm
Paul MorellaBanquo
Andrew ZoxWitch (1st)
Andrew ZoxCaithness
Ben CookMacduff’s son
Benjamin SchiffbauerFleance
Cleo HouseMenteith
Cleo HouseWitch (3rd)
Cleo HouseMurderer (2nd)
Dan OlmsteadKing Duncan
Eric HissonWitch (2nd)
Eric HissonMurderer (1st)
Eric HissonPorter
Eric HissonDoctor of Physic
Evander, Jr. DuckLennox
Jeremy Brown (2)Captain
Jeremy Brown (2)Young Siward
Joe IsenbergAngus
Karen PeakesLady Macduff
Noel VelezRoss
Peter VanceSeyton
Peter VanceDonalbain

Additional Details

Theatre
Elizabethan Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library
Theatre company
Folger Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Capturing Macbeth
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Notes

General
Teller is an illusionist/comedian and half of the magic team Penn & Teller, Teller is almost always silent in public. Teller created the magic for the production.
History
The production ran 2 March-13 April 2008.
Reviews
The DVD contains over 50 minutes of features, including interviews with the directors, actors, designers, and scholars
Foreword by directors Teller and Aaron Posner on the staging of Macbeth
Freshly edited text based on the 1623 First Folio
Full explanatory notes on pages facing the text of the play
A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases
An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language in Macbeth
Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s holdings of rare books
An essay by Susan Snyder that provides a modern perspective on the play

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
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Name

folger.edu/store

Email
sales@folger.edu
Web
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Phone
202) 675-0308
Address
Folger Library Shop
201 E. Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC 2003
USA

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