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This is Macbeth

Synopsis
The feature-length DVD presents a TV-style interview with characters from the play, who remain in character as they discuss their experiences, motivations, concerns and fears with the fictional host, Ralph Holinshed. The interview is broken up by enacted scenes from the play itself, performed by professional Shakespearean actors in a black box theatre. After each scene, the characters are back in the studio and talk about what happened in the scene in terms of plot and thematics. The discussion offers insights into the characters of the play, and reveals some of the implications of the events as they happen. Medieval "commercial breaks" are included in the television discussion.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2008
Duration
99 mins

Credits

Director
Greg Watkins
Producer
Greg Watkins; Jeremy Sabol
Cinematographer
Svetlana Cvetko
Writer
Greg Watkins
Music
Austin Zumbro
Cast
Mark Phillips (2)Macbeth
Jean White AllisonLady Macbeth
David MendelsohnMacduff
Joe RendeMalcolm
Liam VincentBanquo
Alosa BabaoffWitch (3rd)
Brian HerndonDoctor (English)
Carrie PaffWitch (2nd)
Jeremy SabolInterviewer, Ralph Holinshed
Joan MalkinWitch (1st)
Ken RutaKing Duncan
Lance GardnerLennox
Max McClureMessenger

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
advertising; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.thisismacbeth.com

Production Company

Name

Reinventing the Wheel

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
http://www.amazon.com External site opens in new window

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