After murdering King Duncan (David Thewlis) and seizing the throne, Macbeth (Michael Fassbender) becomes consumed with guilt and paranoia as the tyrannical ruler of Scotland.
Fassbender views Macbeth’s tortured visions as Shakespeare’s take on PTSD.
Shortly after portraying Macbeth on stage in the late 1970s, Ian McKellen appeared on a BBC program to analyze the play’s most famous soliloquy.
Based on how much Shakespeare that was being done in New York in 2013, one…
It’s the production design of this Macbeth, which is somehow both opulent and plain, but altogether unique, that sets this version of ‘Macbeth’ apart.
Ethan Hawke is an actor who has never shied away from the theatre. This season…
Actor Ethan Hawke is on a roll. He’s rolling into theaters today with his new…
It’s hard to believe that an acclaimed actor who has been associated with William Shakespeare’s…
Kenneth Branagh is generally regarded as one of the top Shakespearean actors in recent decades. …
One of the best perks of being one of the 868 Tony Awards voters (yes, I realize I am saying that like I’m one of them) is the free tickets all eligible productions. Voters are expected to see all the plays and musicals over the next few weeks in order to vote.
James McAvoy on ‘Trance,’ the “Difficult” ‘Macbeth’ and Finally Feeling Like He Deserves His “Place in the Industry”
James McAvoy has found one of his toughest roles yet—well, physically that is. In the London revival of MacBeth, McAvoy has already injured himself several times.
‘Macbeth’ is Violent, y’all. James McAvoy Ends Up with Cuts, Bruises and Dr. Visits After Performances (video)
When actors claim that doing Shakespeare is hard, they probably weren’t referring to the likelihood of getting injured on stage. But James McAvoy was recently so roughed up during performances on Macbeth at London’s Trafalgar Studios Theater that he had to turn to physiotherapy sessions to get healed.
Alan Cumming on His One-Man ‘Macbeth’: “I think, if I ever have a lapse in concentration, the whole pack of cards is going to tumble down”
Anyone who has followed Alan Cumming’s career knows that he is always good for a shock.
So it’s no surprise that the actor is appearing in a new version of Macbeth at the Lincoln Center Festival in which he plays every single role.
Alan Cumming is many things: actor, singer, author, photographer, scented bath lotion entrepreneur, but he is. perhaps all else, a Scotsman. He began his career on the stage in his native Scotland, and that is where he has returned to star in a production Macbeth for the National Theatre of Scotland.
Director John Tiffany on How Alan Cumming Came to Play Both MacBeth and Lady Macbeth in His Upcoming One-Man Show
Alan Cumming is currently in Scotland rehearsing a one-man version of Macbeth in which he stars as Shakespeare’s tragic King of Scotland and also… all the other roles in the play.