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Macbett archiveTwo generals, Macbett and Banco, put down a rebellion. In payment for their heroic service Archduke Duncan promises to bestow on them land, titles and cash, but he reneges on the deal. Encouraged by the seductive Lady Duncan, Macbett plots to assassinate the Archduke and crown himself King. Trying to maintain his tenuous grip on the throne through a vicious cycle of murder and bloodshed, Macbett is haunted by the ghosts of his victims and discovers that his new wife is not all that she seems. Written during the Cold War, Ionesco's Macbett remoulds Shakespeare's Macbeth into a furiously comic tale of ambition, corruption, cowardice and excess, creating a tragic farce which takes human folly to its wildest extremes.


Author: Eugene Ionesco

Archive listings for Macbett

Work type: Play.


Macbett is performed by the acting ensemble from MacbethCompany Royal Shakespeare Company. Translation Tanya Ronder. Director Silviu Purcarete. Design Helmut Sturmer. Lighting Helmut Sturmer. Costume Lia Mantoc. Music Vasile Sirli. Performer David Troughton. Performer Patrick O'Kane. Performer Jude Akuwidike. Performer Richard Atwill. Performer Thane Bettany. Performer Sam Cox. Performer Brian Doherty. Performer Ryan Gage. Performer Emmanuel Ighodoro. Performer Sean Kearns. Performer Jason Nwoga. Performer Mark Theodore. Performer Joel Trill. Performer Mojisola Adebayo. Performer Frances Ashman. Performer Derbhle Crotty. Performer Pauline Hutton. Performer Sarah Malin.
11 Sep 07 to 15 Sep 07Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V568
listing details L01574870801
25 May 07 to 21 Jul 07Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon :: V136
listing details L997244547


Eugene Ionesco's absurdist reworking of Shakespeare's Macbeth is a tale of greed, ambition and murder brought to life by a group of disabled actors through physical theatre, powerful visual imagery and striking music.Company Theatre Resource.
30 Apr 04Anglia Ruskin Drama Studio, Cambridge :: V20
listing details L1158008831
29 Apr 04Arts Centre, Colchester :: V1044
listing details L0715967271

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