Directed by RUPERT GOOLD Macbeth PATRICK STEWART Lady Macbeth KATE FLEETWOOD Macduff MICHAEL FEAST Banquo MARTIN TURNER Malcolm SCOTT HANDY Duncan, King of Scotland & Doctor PAUL SHELLEY Ross TIM TRELOAR Lennox MARK RAWLINGS Angus BILL NASH Lady Macduff SUZANNE BURDEN Witch & Gentlewoman POLLY FRAME Witch SOPHIE HUNTER Witch NIAMH MCGRADY The Porter CHRISTOPHER […]
Watch the full film of Rupert Goold’s Macbeth starring Sir Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood below. Following a London West End run in December 2007, a sold-out limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2008, and a subsequent eight-week run on Broadway, director Rupert Goold’s gripping stage production of Macbeth was filmed […]
In support of the GREAT PERFORMANCES telecast, WNET.ORG is distributing 30,000 copies of a Macbeth poster & teachers’ guide to schools nationwide, which will assist educators in utilizing the PBS broadcast in the classroom. This activity-based analysis of the play is illustrated by various lesson plans and activities. After the October 6 premiere PBS broadcast, […]
In an interview with award-winning journalist Paula Zahn, Sir Patrick Stewart discusses what attracted him to the role of Macbeth, the innovative creative process of working with director Rupert Goold, his co-star Kate Fleetwood as Lady Macbeth, his character’s descent into darkness, and some performance advice he received from another famous Macbeth, Sir Ian McKellan.
The production, though retaining the Goold’s concept of relocating the bloody action to a nameless 20th-century militaristic society, has been rethought in vivid filmic terms starring Sir Patrick Stewart in his Tony-nominated performance and Tony-nominated Kate Fleetwood. Presented on PBS as part of the Great Performances series Wednesday, October 6, at 9 p.m. (check local listings).
On day 6 out of 18 of the shoot for Great Performances’ upcoming Macbeth, the cast and crew have completed some of the more violent parts of the Bard’s tragedy.
Read about how the crew began the filming and approached the task of bringing the story from the British stage to television.
Following a London West End run in December 2007, a sold-out limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2008, and a subsequent eight-week run on Broadway, director Rupert Goold’s gripping stage production of Macbeth—starring Patrick Stewart in a triumphant, Tony-nominated performance—will be filmed for television in a co-production agreement between WNET.ORG and […]
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Ken Howard/The Metropolitan Opera Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Librettists: Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei Production: Adrian Noble Conductor: James Levine Performers: Željko Lucic (Macbeth), Maria Guleghina (Lady Macbeth), Dimitri Pittas (Macduff), John Relyea (Banquo) Synopsis: Director Adrian Noble calls Macbeth “the greatest story Verdi ever told.” It’s the first of three works by Shakespeare that […]