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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 »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Riveting, chilling, WOW! See more (19 total) »

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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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Version of Macbeth (1971)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Riveting, chilling, WOW!, 7 January 2006
Author: klfbooks from United States

This TV version of Macbeth is absolutely fabulous. I was skeptical at first - thought the play couldn't be done well to a camera, but I was dead wrong. Review the story (you can google it online) before watching, to make sure you have all the characters straight, and then you'll be ready to sit back (or I should say SIT UP!) and enjoy this chilling story of what happens when ambition becomes lust.

The witch scenes are as creepy as I've ever seen them done, almost Satanic. The "Out out, damned spot" scene is frightening, pitiful, spooky...Judy Dench is the BEST!! And the most outstanding scene of all is the dining scene, when Macbeth sees Banquo's ghost - I've never seen it done this way, and it was awesome, disturbing, scary, and satisfying. Gotta love the Scottish play!!

Added bonus, if you get the DVD, is a long interview with Ian McKellen - a Shakespeare education in a nutshell from one of the great British actors of our time. That alone is worth the price. This would be great in a classroom.

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