Infamously known as the cursed Scottish play, Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare's darkest tragedy. When General Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will one day be King of Scotland, Lady Macbeth convinces him to get rid of anyone who could stand in his way – including committing regicide.... show more
Infamously known as the cursed Scottish play, Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare's darkest tragedy. When General Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will one day be King of Scotland, Lady Macbeth convinces him to get rid of anyone who could stand in his way – including committing regicide. As Macbeth ascends to the throne through bloody murder, he becomes a tyrant consumed by fear and paranoia.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:
James Marsters as Macbeth;
Joanne Whalley as Lady Macbeth;
Josh Cooke as Banquo and others;
JD Cullum as Macduff and Second Murderer;
Dan Donohue as Ross;
Jeannie Elias as Second Witch and others;
Chuma Gault as Lennox and Servant;
Jon Matthews as Malcolm;
Alan Shearman as Angus and others;
André Sogliuzzo as Donalbain, Third Witch and others;
Kate Steele as Lady Macduff, First Witch and Apparition;
Kris Tabori as Duncan and others.
Directed by Martin Jarvis. Sound effects by Tony Palermo. Recorded at the Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in May, 2011.
Publish date: 2011-08-24
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
Edition language: English
TITLE: The Tragedy of Macbeth AUTHOR: William Shakespeare EDITION: Folger Shakespeare Library Edition _______________________________ DESCRIPTION: "In 1603, James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne, becoming James I of England. London was alive with an interest in all things Scotti...
Opening with the prophecies of the three witches always caught my imagination. I love how the story relates to that throughout the play, and also how Macbeth is intrigued that he may indeed become king. It adds a great, dramatic effect. Beginning to end this is a brilliantly written play.
There is a commonly used structural/plotting device in drama whereby the nature of the leading characters are elucidated by their varying responses to the same event/temptation/threat. I'm not sufficient a scholar to know if this approach pre-dates Shakespeare but he certainly used it and it has cer...
I remember enjoying this when I’d read this a couple of years ago, but I’m not exactly sure what happened here.As an antihero, Macbeth sure spends a lot of time not going through with his plans and continuing to chicken out. Paired with him is Lady Macbeth: whereas Macbeth doesn’t have enough guts, ...
So I borrowed this from the library purely because James Marsters face was on the cover. Let me tell you, it was a nice way to spend 2+ hours listening to Shakespeare: chilling in my cozy chair, cup of tea in hand, cat in lap, and a full screen view of James Marsters brooding face in half-light. Yes...
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