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Macbeth (Updated film of Shakespeare play with Patrick Stewart on PBS Great Performances, October 6)
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Posted on 09/27/2010 11:40:01 AM PDT by EveningStar

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 for television at the end of 2009.

The co-production between WNET.ORG and Illuminations Television, in association with the BBC, stars Sir Patrick Stewart in his triumphant, Tony-nominated performance as the ambitious general, and Tony-nominated Kate Fleetwood as his coldly scheming wife.

The production, though retaining the Goold’s exciting concept of relocating the bloody action to a nameless 20th-century militaristic society, has been rethought in vivid filmic terms. The movie, marking Goold’s cinematic debut, will be presented on PBS as part of the Great Performances series Wednesday, October 6, at 9 p.m.

(Excerpt) Read more at pbs.org ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: greatperformances; katefleetwood; macbeth; patrickstewart; pbs; rupertgoold; shakespeare
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1 posted on 09/27/2010 11:40:08 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali

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2 posted on 09/27/2010 11:40:51 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

“Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Nay, it is but a phaser... set to stun.” Macbeth Quote (Act II, Scene I).


3 posted on 09/27/2010 11:45:01 AM PDT by pgyanke (You have no "rights" that require an involuntary burden on another person. Period. - MrB)
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To: EveningStar

“Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Set course for sector 0,0,1; warp 9... Engage.” Macbeth Quote (Act V, Scene V).


4 posted on 09/27/2010 11:46:13 AM PDT by pgyanke (You have no "rights" that require an involuntary burden on another person. Period. - MrB)
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To: EveningStar

The quality of mercy is not strained; it droppeth as the gentle rain from Heaven upon the place beneath. There it is twice blessed; it blesseth he who gives and he who takes.


5 posted on 09/27/2010 11:49:48 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: pgyanke

LOL.


6 posted on 09/27/2010 11:56:41 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Hattie

That’s a Barney Fife quote!


7 posted on 09/27/2010 12:05:21 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: EveningStar

Saw an “updated” version at the Guthrie in Minneapolis. It loses something when Birnam Wood doth come to Dunsinane via Humvee.


8 posted on 09/27/2010 12:05:57 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: onedoug

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9 posted on 09/27/2010 12:09:27 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: onedoug

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10 posted on 09/27/2010 12:09:52 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Maverick68
Yes, and from "The Merchant of Venice", not "Macbeth."

Oh well, one's as good as another, I suppose....

11 posted on 09/27/2010 12:14:47 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: KevinDavis

ping


12 posted on 09/27/2010 12:30:21 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: pgyanke

LOL! You’re good! :)


13 posted on 09/27/2010 12:40:21 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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14 posted on 09/27/2010 12:41:39 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: stylecouncilor; windcliff

‘They met me in the day of success: and I have
learned by the perfectest report, they have more in
them than mortal knowledge.´ —Lady Macbeth


15 posted on 09/27/2010 12:48:53 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: EveningStar

16 posted on 09/27/2010 12:52:59 PM PDT by JRios1968 (What is the difference between 0bama and his dog, Bo? Bo has papers.)
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To: EveningStar

Anyobdy see the report a few years ago where Stewart gets POd at Star Trek: TNG fans who appear at his stage performances. From what I read, he has a right to be.


17 posted on 09/27/2010 12:53:37 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: pgyanke

Clever.


18 posted on 09/27/2010 1:02:45 PM PDT by constitutiongirl ("Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal."---Leo Tolstoy)
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To: EveningStar

The 1995 version of Richard III, updated to a stylishly fascist England of about World War I, worked rather well.

However, what I am looking forward to is a blend of Shakespeare and science fiction, to give it an extra grandiose look.


19 posted on 09/27/2010 1:03:05 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

20 posted on 09/27/2010 1:12:31 PM PDT by Eepsy (www.pioacademy.org)
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To: EveningStar
Cool, however Shakespeare is much better in the original KLINGON!
21 posted on 09/27/2010 1:16:12 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: JRios1968

LOL! :)


22 posted on 09/27/2010 1:17:48 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: pgyanke
‎"I am in blood.. Stepp'd in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er. ....where no one as gone befo'er" (Macbeth, Act III, scene IV)
23 posted on 09/27/2010 1:27:59 PM PDT by mom3boys
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To: mom3boys

“as” = “has” GAH!


24 posted on 09/27/2010 1:33:04 PM PDT by mom3boys
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To: Eepsy

The idea that Forbidden Planet was loosely based on The Tempest is a real stretch, no matter what they say.

Compare it with Sir John Gielgud’s “Prospero’s Books”, which turned The Tempest into a beautiful work of art, the screen filled with actors playing invisible spirits, doing their enigmatic spirit things, that only Prospero could see. Each scene was like a magnificent, and dynamic, oil painting of a festival of people.


25 posted on 09/27/2010 3:42:49 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
The 1995 version of Richard III, updated to a stylishly fascist England of about World War I, worked rather well.

I agree. Ian McKellen and the rest of the cast were fine and the sets were imaginative.

26 posted on 09/27/2010 6:58:53 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; Eepsy
The idea that Forbidden Planet was loosely based on The Tempest is a real stretch, no matter what they say.

Having read a synopsis of The Tempest, I agree.

27 posted on 09/28/2010 10:37:45 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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