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Macbeth (2013)

National Theatre Live: Macbeth (original title)
As Macbeth rides home from battle, three witches stop him. They tell him that he will soon rise in power, first becoming Thane of Cawdor and then King of Scotland. King Duncan has just ... See full summary »

Director:

Rob Ashford

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Credited cast:
David Annen ... Siward
Andy Apollo ... Mentieth
Elliot Balchin Elliot Balchin ... Donalbain
Nari Blair-Mangat ... Caithness
Norman Bowman Norman Bowman ... Ross
Kenneth Branagh ... Macbeth
Charlie Cameron Charlie Cameron ... First Weird Sister
Rosalie Craig Rosalie Craig ... Lady Macduff
Steven Cree ... Lennox
Jordan Dean ... Third Murderer
Patrick Neil Doyle ... Fleance
Laura Elsworthy ... Second Weird Sister
Ray Fearon ... Macduff
Cody Green ... Macduff's Messenger
Daniel Ings ... Porter
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As Macbeth rides home from battle, three witches stop him. They tell him that he will soon rise in power, first becoming Thane of Cawdor and then King of Scotland. King Duncan has just pronounced Macbeth Thane of Cawdor, and Macbeth realizes the witches were telling the truth. Macbeth's wife convinces him to kill Duncan when he stays with them and Macbeth does. He blames Duncan's guards for the murder and kills them before they can speak. Duncan's sons flee the country, Malcolm to England and Donalbain to Ireland. Macbeth rules like a tyrant, and kills anyone in his way, including Macduff's family when he can't find Macduff. Macduff goes to England where Malcolm, with the help of the English King is preparing to overthrow Macbeth. Lady Macbeth has gone insane from the guilt of killing King Duncan, and in the end commits suicide. Macbeth fights to the bitter end and is killed by Macduff.

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Kenneth Branagh is MARVELOUS
31 January 2020 | by jwhiting-60855See all my reviews

Branagh has delivered yet another spectacular performance, his subtle tone shift is able to make the dagger scene especially memorable, the film adaptation has a decent use of camera angles, great for a filmed live play.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2013 (UK) See more »

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16:9 HD
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