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Macbeth (1983)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 5 November 1983
Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there, and things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Bruce ...
First Witch
Eileen Way ...
Second Witch
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Third Witch
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Duncan
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Malcolm
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Captain
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Lennox
Gawn Grainger ...
Ross
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Macbeth
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Banquo
David Lyon ...
Angus
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Lady Macbeth
Gordon Kane ...
First Messenger
Alistair Henderson ...
Fleance
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Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there, and things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down. Written by Kathy Li

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The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Macbeth  »

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This episode was shot with a 360 degree cycloramic backcloth in the background which could be used as representative of a general environment, with much use made of open space. See more »

Quotes

Lady Macduff: Whither should I fly? I have done no harm. - But I remember now... I am in this earthly world, where to do harm is often laudable, to do good sometimes accounted dangerous folly.
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Version of Noite de Reis (1963) See more »

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Eureka's Castle meets Shakespeare
21 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why is the otherwise lauded BBC series of the 'Complete Shakespeare Works' stopped dead in its tracks by the time they get to 'Macbeth'? Simple: An otherwise passable production with decent but not excellent casting is sabatoged by the ridiculous overracting of both Macbeths, man and wife.

This is not Orson Welles nor is it Roman Polanski. Clearly, because it is more a stage production that was filmed rather than an actual film, it suffers from the infamous "Macbeth Curse". You get the impression, in fact, that they probably yelled "Macbeth Macbeth Macbeth!" on the set a bunch of times. This is indeed, more Peter O' Toole mixed in with Denzel Washington's "Julius Caesar" in terms of quality. Not to mention the set design and production values are on the level of Sesame Street (did you SEE the blue day sky?). No, scratch that. Make that Eureka's Castle.


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