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A performance of Macbeth

Author: Verity LambertTrevor NunnPhilip CassonGuy WoolfendenIan McKellenAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : A & E Home Video ; [Place of publication not identified] : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video, 2004.
Series: Thames Shakespeare collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A 1979 videotaped version of Trevor Nunn's Royal Shakespeare Company of Macbeth in which Lady Macbeth, after a trio of witches prophesy Macbeth's ascension to the throne, pushes her husband into a murderous spree. But once crowned king of Scotland, Macbeth sees ghastly visions, fueled by guilt and a new prophecy, that ensure his ultimate downfall.
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Genre/Form: Tragedies (Drama)
Television programs
Foreign television programs
Drama
History
Fiction television programs
Historical television programs
Televised performances
Televised plays
Television adaptations
Television plays
Named Person: Macbeth, King of Scotland; Gruoch, Queen consort of Macbeth King of Scotland; William Shakespeare; Macbeth, King of Scotland; Gruoch, Queen consort of Macbeth King of Scotland.; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Verity Lambert; Trevor Nunn; Philip Casson; Guy Woolfenden; Ian McKellen; Judi Dench; John Bown; Susan Dury; Judith Harte; Greg Hicks; David Howey; Griffith Jones; Marie Kean; Ian McDiarmid; Bob Peck; Duncan Preston; Roger Rees; Zak Taylor; Stephen Warner; John Woodvine; William Shakespeare; Royal Shakespeare Company,; Thames Television, ltd.,; ITV (Firm),; A & E Home Video (Firm); FremantleMedia,; New Video Group.; Talkback Thames (Firm); Arts and Entertainment Network,
ISBN: 0767068106 9780767068109
OCLC Number: 56132984
Notes: "The Royal Shakespeare Company in Trevor Nunn's production of a performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare."
Originally broadcast on television by ITV in 1978.
Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
"Licensed by FreemantleMedia Ltd through A & E Television Networks"--Container.
Credits: Fight directed by Peter Woodward ; casting director, Joyce Nettles ; video tape editor, Fred Turner ; senior cameraman, Peter Coombs ; graphic designer, Ruth Bribram ; costume supervisor, Lyn Harvey ; original theatre production designed by John Napier ; music by Guy Woolfenden ; designed for television by Mike Hall.
Cast: Ian McKellen (Macbeth), Judi Dench (Lady Macbeth), John Bown (Lennox), Susan Dury (3rd witch, Lady Macduff), Judith Harte (2nd witch, Gentlewoman), Greg Hicks (Donalbain, Seyton), David Howey (Seargeant, 1st murderer, Doctor), Griffith Jones (Duncan), Marie Kean (1st witch), Ian McDiarmid (Ross, Porter), Bob Peck (Macduff), Duncan Preston (Angus), Roger Rees (Malcolm), Zak Taylor (Fleance, Messenger), Stephen Warner (Young Macduff), John Woodvine (Banquo).
Event notes: Originally developed as a Royal Shakespeare Company stage production in 1976. Recorded by Thames Television for broadcast on ITV in 1978.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 146 min. + extras) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-video; Dolby Digital stereo.
Contents: Special features : Introduction to Macbeth with Ian McKellen ; The Scottish play: an explanation with Ian McKellen ; Timeline of William Shakespeare's life and plays ; Biography and filmography of Ian McKellen ; Biography and filmography of Dame Judi Dench.
Series Title: Thames Shakespeare collection.
Other Titles: Macbeth (Television program : 1983)
Macbeth
Macbeth
Performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Responsibility: Thames ; the Royal Shakespeare Company in Trevor Nunn's production of ; by William Shakespeare ; executive producer, Verity Lambert ; produced and conceived for television by Trevor Nunn ; directed for television by Philip Casson.

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A 1979 videotaped version of Trevor Nunn's Royal Shakespeare Company of Macbeth in which Lady Macbeth, after a trio of witches prophesy Macbeth's ascension to the throne, pushes her husband into a murderous spree. But once crowned king of Scotland, Macbeth sees ghastly visions, fueled by guilt and a new prophecy, that ensure his ultimate downfall.

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