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Macbeth (1981)

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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Brett ... Macbeth
Piper Laurie ... Lady Macbeth
Simon MacCorkindale ... Macduff
Richard Alfieri Richard Alfieri ... Malcolm
Barry Primus ... Banquo
Millie Perkins ... Lady Macduff
Alan Oppenheimer ... Duncan
Franklyn Seales ... Lennox
Jay Robinson ... The Porter
Brad David ... Ross (as Brad David Stockton)
Nomi Mitty Nomi Mitty ... Witch
Maria Mayenzet ... Witch
Eugenia Wright Eugenia Wright ... Witch
Johnny Crawford ... Seyton
Stanley Waxman ... Siward
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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

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USA

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English

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sorry to say, this is a mess
23 July 2003 | by didi-5See all my reviews

It sounded so promising. Jeremy Brett in the title role, with Piper Laurie as Lady M and Simon MacCorkindale as Macduff. So far, so good.

That's where it stops. They are all dreadful. Very sad to say it, but who on earth allowed this mistake out into the wide world? I'm curious since there's ample evidence that Brett and Laurie at least are capable of performances of more depth and less posturing and declaiming than this. Was it then their director's fault? It's tempting to think so. MacCorkindale - well, he's adequate I suppose but by the time Macduff gets going it is far too late for this production.

I'm afraid I watched it once and it has been stuck on my video shelf covered with dust ever since. Maybe I'll give it another go someday. But not until the memory of being bored stiff by it recedes.


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