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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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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 Istana berdarah (1964)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
can't get much better than this, 5 June 2002
Author: (sylviastel@aol.com) from United States

Dame Judi and Sir Ian McKellen are unforgettable in their roles as MacBeth and Lady Macbeth. It is the best version and I plan to show this film to high school students in the future. It is amazing at how little props can mean and scenery. The actors have chewed it up to focus on the tragedy of Macbeth. Also performing is TV Cheers actor, Roger Rees in one of the supporting roles. Griffith Jones who is still kicking in his 90s plays the old King Duncan. This low budget version was first shown on British television which caused Dame Judi Dench to stop watching herself on television because she would only criticize herself for not being good enough. I don't know what that means to an accomplished actress like Dame Judi Dench. How good do you have to be to remembered in the same category as Dame Peggy Ashcroft, her mentor, Damme Ellen Terry, and Sarah Siddons?

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