RSC Shakespeare on Screen: Macbeth (1979) (12A*)

3pm / + Introduction by Sir Ian McKellen

9 January 2016 / 15:00
Cinema 1

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Graced by fiercely thoughtful performances from Judi Dench and Ian McKellen, Trevor Nunn’s intense and intimate production, originally staged at The Other Place, was recorded in an almost bare television studio.

Theatre critic Michael Billington describes the original staging as “a great production that reclaimed the play for the modern age”, and this vivid screen adaptation captures its powerful sense of claustrophobic evil.

We are delighted to be joined by Sir Ian McKellen who will introduce this screening.

Macbeth directed by Trevor Nunn
UK 1979  Dir Philip Casson

*local classification

Curated by John Wyver, RSC Director of Screen Productions, in association with the Barbican

Full credits can be found online via the invaluable BUFVC database Shakespeare

This event is part of:
RSC Shakespeare on Screen
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