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A Performance of Macbeth (1979)

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Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a ... See full summary »

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Susan Dury ...
3rd Witch / Lady Macduff
Judith Harte ...
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Donalbain / Seyton
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Marie Kean ...
1st Witch
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The Porter / Ross
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Macduff
Duncan Preston ...
Angus
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Malcolm
Zak Taylor ...
Fleance / Messenger
Stephen Warner ...
Young Macduff
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Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a thirst for power, and with prompting from his wife, Lady Macbeth, he kills the current leader in order to take the throne. But he must continue to commit murders to keep his actions a secret, and soon, no one is safe. Written by Polly_Kat

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Macbeth
20 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Dead solid perfect handling of the Shakespeare chiller with greats McKellan and Dench giving their all in stellar performances. A brilliant scene involving Dench as Lady Macbeth in a breakdown that is so haunting, but so incredibly real. She lets out this god awful scream that frightens but also conveys to us beautifully the emotion and loss that this character has just endured. An astonishing achievement.


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