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Writers:
William Shakespeare (play)
Trevor Nunn (conceived for television by)
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Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses... See more » | Add synopsis »
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superb See more (19 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Philip Casson 
 
Writing credits
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Trevor Nunn  conceived for television by
William Shakespeare  play

Produced by
Verity Lambert .... executive producer
Trevor Nunn .... producer
 
Original Music by
Guy Woolfenden 
 
Casting by
Joyce Nettles 
 
Production Design by
Mike Hall 
 
Costume Design by
Lyn Harvey 
 
Makeup Department
Sally Thorpe .... makeup designer
 
Art Department
Ruth Bribram .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Julian Ford .... sound supervisor
 
Stunts
Peter Woodward .... fight director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luigi Bottone .... lighting technician
Peter Coombs .... senior camera operator
Paul Stripp .... vision controller
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lyn Harvey .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Martin Perrett .... vision mixer
Fred Turner .... editor: video tape
 
Other crew
Betty Crowe .... stage manager
Myles MacMahon .... stage manager
Juliet Mander .... stage manager
Trevor Nunn .... stage director
Ruth Parkhill .... production assistant
Dave Sparks .... studio supervisor
John Wayne .... floor manager
 

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UK:145 min
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This was filmed on a circular stage.See more »
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
superb, 23 July 2003
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

Ian MacKellen is quite possibly the greatest Macbeth ever to appear on film. He is absolutely brilliant in this record of the RSC's Other Place production, which chops up the text and does magical things with it. He knows when to use the verse Shakespeare gave him, and what to do with it. Perfectly complementing him is Judi Dench (great in the sleepwalking scene), a small and fragile she-devil. John Woodvine is a majestical Banquo - you truly believe he is the head of a long line of kings - while Ian MacDiarmid is a memorable Porter/Ross. Roger Rees is good value as Malcolm (despite the awful pullover), and Bob Peck is a calm Macduff, only stirred into action by his personal tragedy.

We can get under the skin of these characters, we believe in them. Although this is sourced from a stage production, it uses film to a great advantage and adds layers of atmosphere in its simple and effective setting. Highly recommended.

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