Posts Tagged ‘Macbeth’

Macbeth

The Lowry is packed with school groups for the National Theatre’s touring production of Macbeth. I first saw Macbeth at Reading Hexagon when I was doing my O levels, a sparse production where the highlight was the evocation of Banquo’s lineage through mirrors, and I wondered what my fifteen year old self would think of… Continue Reading →

OthelloMacbeth

What happens when you cut Shakespeare to an hour and twenty minutes? Twice? And try to link two plays together? This is what OthelloMacbeth at HOME does. The design dominates Othello, stainless steel panels on the rear wall coming far forward so that the action is pushed right to the front of the stage. This… Continue Reading →

Macbeth

I think I have seen Macbeth more than any other play.  In truth I’m not sure why.  It’s by no means a favourite play.  I wonder if there is the potential in the story to be a great play, and I’m always searching for that.  From a sparse but interesting performance at the Reading Hexagon… Continue Reading →