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Macbeth

Synopsis
Rupert Goold’s 2007 modern-dress production of Macbeth restaged for television. Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood reprise their roles as the Macbeths. Goold also directs for television.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Multimedia; Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
6 Oct 2010 at 21:00 (Channel: PBS)

Credits

Director
Rupert Goold
Producer
John Wyver; Sebastian Grant
Cinematographer
Sam McCurdy
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Patrick StewartMacbeth
Kate FleetwoodLady Macbeth
Michael FeastMacduff
Scott HandyMalcolm
Martin TurnerBanquo
Ben CarpenterDonalbain
Bertie GilbertFleance
Christopher Patrick NolanPorter
Hywel JohnCaptain
Mark RawlingsLennox
Paul ShelleyKing Duncan
Polly FrameWitch
Sophie HunterWitch
Suzanne BurdenLady Macduff
Tim TreloarRoss

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
A Conversation with Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart

Notes

Notes
Broadcast on BBC4 on 12.12.2010

PBS sent out a Teachers’ Guide to hundreds of schools ahead of transmission to provide educational context.

A daily blog on the filming can be found at www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk

See also http://screenplaystv.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/something-wicked-macbeth-bbc-2010/ for a collection of links on this production, assembled by co-producer of the filmed version, John Wyver.
General
The production was first staged in the Minerva Theatre as part of the 2007 Chichester Festival.

Filming locations: Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire.
History
The production was first screened on PBS (6 October 2010, at 9pm) in the Great Performances series. Following the television screening the programme was made available for viewing at www.video.pbs.org.

First broadcast in the UK December 12th, BBC4, 19:30.
Awards
The production won the 2011 George Foster Peabody Award.

Production Company

Name

Illuminations

Email
louise@illuminationsmedia.co.uk
Web
http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7288 8400
Fax
020 7288 8488
Address
19-20 Rheidol Mews
Rheidol Terrace
Islington
London
N1 8NU
Notes
Illuminations produces and distributes programmes on arts-related subjects, some of which are made for television and others in conjunction with cultural institutions to accompany specific exhibitions. Many titles are available for sale on DVD, including continuing series on leading contemporary and twentieth century artists and modern architecture, as well as a few programmes on religion, drama, history and ideas.
Name

WNET

Distributor

Name

Retail outlets

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