This title explores the myriad decisions directors and actors make to produce a version of Shakespeare's play. It's full discussions of eighteen productions from the UK, Italy, Japan and the US empower readers to appreciate the many choices Shakespeare's text supports.
Bernice W. Kliman is Professor Emeritus at Nassau Community College, State University of New York
Series editors' preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The protagonists and the production 1606-1623 Davenant and Betterton David Garrick Sarah Siddons Macready and Forrest 2. Operatic Macbeth: What we could still learn from Verdi Conical hats and broomsticks Thinking about Macbeth Performance as representation: Metaphor v. mimesis 3 The protagonists: Chiasmus interpretation on stage Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh directed by Glen Byam Shaw 4. The protagonists: Chiasmus interpretations on television Maurice Evans and Judith Anderson directed by George Schaefer Eric Porter and Janet Suzman directed by John Gorrie Nicol Williamson and Jane Lapotaire directed by Jack Gold 5. The production: Visionary directors on stage and screen Orson Welles' 1936 'Voodoo' 'Macbeth' and its reincarnation on film Trevor Nunn's production with Ian McKellan and Judi Dench Ron Daniels's ensemble production Ninagawa Macbeth: Fusion of Japanese and Western theatrical styles - Paul A. S. Harvey and Bernice W. Kliman 6. The production: Visionary directors on film Akira Kurosawa's 'Throne of Blood' Roman Polanski Epilogue Appendix Bibliography Index
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