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A Performance of Macbeth (1979)

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Macbeth (Sir Ian McKellen) 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 ... See full summary »

Director:

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 ... Angus
Roger Rees ... Malcolm
Zak Taylor Zak Taylor ... Fleance / Messenger
Stephen Warner Stephen Warner ... Young Macduff
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Macbeth (Sir Ian McKellen) 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 (Dame Judi Dench), 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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Drama

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This was filmed on a circular stage. See more »

Connections

Version of Macbeth II: The Themes of Macbeth (1964) See more »

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Best Version
20 October 1999 | by NovastarSee all my reviews

I have seen a fair few versions of this play but this one knocks every single one out the way. There is no better way to get the full experience of this work apart from performing it yourself. Every performance is spot on, the camera work divine and all done so that no aspect of the theatrical performance is lost.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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