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Macbeth (film with Patrick Stewart on PBS, October 6)
« on: September 27, 2010, 09:25:00 PM »

Following a London West End run in December 2007, a sold-out limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2008, and a subsequent eight-week run on Broadway, director Rupert Goold’s gripping stage production of Macbeth was filmed for television at the end of 2009.

The co-production between WNET.ORG and Illuminations Television, in association with the BBC, stars Sir Patrick Stewart in his triumphant, Tony-nominated performance as the ambitious general, and Tony-nominated Kate Fleetwood as his coldly scheming wife.

The production, though retaining the Goold’s exciting concept of relocating the bloody action to a nameless 20th-century militaristic society, has been rethought in vivid filmic terms. The movie, marking Goold’s cinematic debut, will be presented on PBS as part of the Great Performances series Wednesday, October 6, at 9 p.m.

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Some interesting comments from another forum  :-)

“Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Nay, it is but a phaser... set to stun.” Macbeth Quote (Act II, Scene I).

3 posted on Monday, September 27, 2010 11:45:01 AM by pgyanke


“Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Set course for sector 0,0,1; warp 9... Engage.” Macbeth Quote (Act V, Scene V).

4 posted on Monday, September 27, 2010 11:46:13 AM by pgyanke


16 posted on Monday, September 27, 2010 12:52:59 PM by JRios1968


Cool, however Shakespeare is much better in the original KLINGON!

21 posted on Monday, September 27, 2010 1:16:12 PM by PA Engineer