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A performance of Macbeth

Author: William ShakespeareVerity LambertTrevor NunnPhilip CassonGuy WoolfendenAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : A & E Home Video ; [S.l.] : 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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When a trio of witches prophesy Macbeth's ascension to the throne, Lady Macbeth 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: Television programs
Televised plays
Televised performances
Television adaptations
Nonfiction television programs
Drama
Named Person: Macbeth, King of Scotland; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Verity Lambert; Trevor Nunn; Philip Casson; Guy Woolfenden; Ian McKellen; Judi Dench; John Brown; 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; Thames Television, ltd.; A & E Home Video (Firm); FremantleMedia.; New Video Group.; Royal Shakespeare Company.
ISBN: 0767068106 9780767068109 0767090306 9780767090308
OCLC Number: 56132984
Notes: "The Royal Shakespeare Company in Trevor Nunn's production of a performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare".
Originally broadcast by ITV in 1978.
"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 ; graphic designer, Ruth Bribram ; costume supervisor, Lyn Harvey ; original theatre production designed by John Napier ; music by Guy Woolfenden ; senior cameraman, Peter Coombs ; 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).
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (146 min. + extras) : sd., col. ; 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
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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When a trio of witches prophesy Macbeth's ascension to the throne, Lady Macbeth 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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