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A Performance of Macbeth (1979)

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Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a ... See full summary »

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Philip Casson

Writers:

Trevor Nunn (conceived for television by), William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian McKellen ... Macbeth
Judi Dench ... Lady Macbeth
John Bown John Bown ... Lennox
Susan Dury Susan Dury ... 3rd Witch / Lady Macduff
Judith Harte Judith Harte ... 2nd Witch / Gentlewoman
Greg Hicks ... Donalbain / Seyton
David Howey ... Sergeant / 1st Murderer / Doctor
Griffith Jones ... Duncan
Marie Kean ... 1st Witch
Ian McDiarmid ... The Porter / Ross
Bob Peck ... Macduff
Duncan Preston Duncan Preston ... Angus
Roger Rees ... Malcolm
Zak Taylor Zak Taylor ... Fleance / Messenger
Stephen Warner Stephen Warner ... Young Macduff
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Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a thirst for power, and with prompting from his wife, Lady Macbeth, he kills the current leader in order to take the throne. But he must continue to commit murders to keep his actions a secret, and soon, no one is safe. Written by Polly_Kat

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of Macbeth (1908) See more »

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Macbeth
20 July 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Dead solid perfect handling of the Shakespeare chiller with greats McKellan and Dench giving their all in stellar performances. A brilliant scene involving Dench as Lady Macbeth in a breakdown that is so haunting, but so incredibly real. She lets out this god awful scream that frightens but also conveys to us beautifully the emotion and loss that this character has just endured. An astonishing achievement.


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