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Macbeth

Synopsis
Documentary. Ethan Hawke presents a documentary on Macbeth. Excerpts:

MACBETH (CBC, 1962) d. Paul Almond.
MACBETH (1971) d. Polanski.
MACBETH (2001) d. Doran.
MACBETH (2010) d. Goold.

There is also a scene from the Punchdrunk/Emursive
2011 staging of Sleep No More (Lady Macbeth washing the blood from Macbeth who sits naked in a bath) and rehearsals from a staging, made for the programme, of Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre directed by Raz Shaw with John Light as Macbeth. Includes a scene of Orson Welles putting on make-up and speaking of matching his greatness against that of Shakespeare (presumed to be the footage included in THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW (1967). Richard Easton and Ethan Hawke work on Act II, sc i. "is this a dagger...".
Contributors: Justin Champion, Marjorie Garber, Stephen Greenblatt, Gail Kern Paster, Tanya Pollard, Antony Sher, Harriet Walter.
Series
Shakespeare Uncovered
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
26 Jun 2012 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC4)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Nicola Stockley
Producer
Nicola Stockley
Contributor
Antony Sher; Ethan Hawke; Gail Kern Paster; Harriet Walter; Justin Champion; Marjorie Garber; Richard Easton; Stephen Greenblatt; Tanya Pollard
Cast
Nicholas BruderMacbeth
Tori SparksLady Macbeth
Anthony HowellBanquo
Anthony HowellDoctor (English)
Golda RasheuveWitch (1st)
Jade WilliamsWitch (3rd)
Orson Welles 
Simone KirbyGentlewoman
Simone KirbyWitch (2nd)

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rehearsals
Related items
Prefaces to Shakespeare

Notes

Notes
The six episodes in this series are available as a 2-disc DVD from MovieMail and other retailers with the title PREFACES TO SHAKESPEARE. The DVD is catalogued separately on this database. The DVD is catalogued separately on this database. The series is also released on DVD (Region 1) by PBS and sold as a 2-DVD set with the MY SHAKESPEARE series under the general title of SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED.

Online Availability

Online URL
https://store.bbc.com/shakespeare-uncovered
Online price
£1.89
Online format
Download

Production Company

Name

116 Films

Name

Blakeway Productions

Name

Thirteen/WNET

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
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Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
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020 7393 1514
Fax
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Address
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Distributor

Name

BBC Store

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