Shakespeare Shorts | Macbeth in the future
Television programme for schools featuring television actors not usually associated with Shakespeare in scenes from Macbeth. They use contemporary settings, which aim to illustrate the relevance of Shakespeare’s ideas today. Discussion of the motivation of the major character is supported by clips from past television and film productions, and followed by a full performance of the chosen scene. This programme takes a scene from Macbeth and projects it 50 years in the future.Tweet
Shakespeare Shorts | To Kill the King: Macbeth Act 2 Scene 3
Rhys Ifans plays Macbeth in a new production and the characters in Act 2 Scene 3 are examined, where King Duncan is murdered. It's compared to previous TV & film productions.
Classic film version of Shakespeare's play about a Scottish nobleman heavily influenced by his wife's lust for power. Dominated by actor/director/producer Orson Welles, both in terms of his screen presence and his departures from the text, the film was shot in just 23 days in the summer of 1947.