Shakespeare's Macbeth dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Performed at the Globe Theatre, London.
The Tragedy of Macbeth, commonly called Macbeth, is a play by William Shakespeare about a regicide and its aftermath. It is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and is believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. From the series: Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
This is a video of Trevor Nunn 1979's Royal Shakespeare Company production of Macbeth. It features Ian McKellen as Macbeth and Judi Dench as Lady Macbeth.
The original stage production was performed at The Other Place, the RSC's small studio theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. It had been performed in the round before small audiences, with a bare stage and simple costuming. The recording preserves this style: the actors perform on a circular set and with a mostly black background; changes of setting are indicated only by lighting changes.
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. The film stars Michael Fassbender in the title role and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth.
Production Year: 2015