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.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual, Plays
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 19'00''
  • Broadcast date: 1996

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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