Spurred on by an eerie prophecy of the power he could gain if he were King, Macbeth, an army general, murders Duncan, the King of Scotland, and takes the throne. However, his guilt, and that of his wife, may prove to be their undoing.
I've always been amazed that the BBC never issued this on video, as it stands as a superb piece of drama. The updated setting bring a rawness to the work that is so often lost. Of particular note are the interpretation of the witches and Lady Macbeth. Her performance in the nursery brings a poignancy to the character that is rarely attained.
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