This outstanding performance of Macbeth was recorded before a rapt audience in the Folger's intimate Elizabethan Theatre. Magician Teller (of Penn & Teller) and theatre director Aaron Posner, brought to stage a new production of Macbeth - combining shock, suspense, stage magic, and grisly humor - while remaining true to the brutal beauty of Shakespeare's play.
Our DVD is perfect for those encountering the play for the first time and for those finding brilliant new insights into a classic.
DVD of the 2008 Folger Theatre/Two River Theater Company production -- with over 50 minutes of special features, including interviews with the directors, actors, designers, and scholars.
Capturing Macbeth: The trailer for Capturing Macbeth, a documentary in progress, looks at the creative process involved in staging the play from in front of the audience and behind the scenes.
Directing Macbeth: Teller and Aaron Posner discuss the process they employed for directing Shakespeare's play.
Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth: Ian Merrill Peakes (Macbeth) and Kate Eastwood Norris (Lady Macbeth) discuss their approaches to creating their complex characters on stage.
Acting Macbeth: Members of the cast speak about their experiences taking Shakespeare's language from the page to the stage, highlighting some of the most well-known speeches from the play.
Comedy in Macbeth: An exploration of the comic relief in the play, with a focus on the role of the Porter and the famous Porter scene.
Blood Will Have Blood: The use of stage blood and the elements of horror and suspense in this production are examined.
The Weird Sisters: An inside view of Shakespeare's three mysterious weird sisters in the world of the play.
Stage Combat: The creation of a stage combat style for this production and the choreography involved in the fight scenes are revealed in this segment.
2009. 2009. Format: DVD (region 1 - USA & Canada)
124 Minutes. Language: English, Subtitles: English. Not Rated.