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Writers:
William Shakespeare (play)
Trevor Nunn (conceived for television by)
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Plot:
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:
A Masterpiece! See more (20 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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Version of Macbeth (2006/I)See more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A Masterpiece!, 27 December 1999
Author: peacham from Pa.



Trevor Nunn has done somthing I never dreamed could be possible.He has staged the perfect Macbeth! Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench, (in my opinion the world's greatest actors)have given the performances of a life time. McKellen's slow decent into Madness is so emotionally powerful that you wonder if anything can equal it,the only thing that does is Dench's own mad scene. Nunn has taken Shakespeare's text and stripped it to its bare emotions,the film is one raw nerve after another from the appearance of the witches and their well acted trances,to the image of the saintly,almost pontifical King Duncan praying after battle. Ian McDiarmid also deserves high praise for his dual role of the austere Thane of Ross and the drunken,almost effeminate Porter. This film is an experience that,once seen,you will never forget.In fact you will want to watch it over an over again. In short,this is Perfect Shakespeare.

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