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The Tragedy of Macbeth

Author: Roman PolanskiKenneth TynanAndrew BraunsbergJon FinchFrancesca AnnisAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Columbia Tristar Home Video, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this story of murder, witchcraft, and revenge, Macbeth, driven by overwhelming ambition and an unscrupulous wife, murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. He begins a violent reign of terror and execution in a desperate attempt to maintain his power. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife rapidly descend into the depths of madness and paranoia as the weight of their crimes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Macbeth, King of Scotland; Grouch, Queen consort of Macbeth King of Scotland
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Roman Polanski; Kenneth Tynan; Andrew Braunsberg; Jon Finch; Francesca Annis; Nicholas Selby; Terence Bayler; Martin Shaw; William Shakespeare; Third Ear Band.; Playboy Productions, Inc.
OCLC Number: 31222685
Notes: Videocassette release of the 1971 motion picture.
Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Title on cassette label: Macbeth.
Credits: Directed by Roman Polanski ; screenplay by Roman Polanski & Kenneth Tynan ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; executive producer, Hugh M. Hefner ; director of photography, Gilbert Taylor ; editor, Alastair McIntyre.
Cast: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler, John Stride, Nicholas Selby, Stephan Chase, Paul Shelley.
Performer(s): Music performed by The Third Ear Band.
Event notes: "Made for Playboy Productions by Caliban Films Ltd. at Shepperton Studios, London, England."
Description: 1 videocassette (139 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Other Titles: Macbeth.
Responsibility: by William Shakespeare ; Playboy Productions.

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In this story of murder, witchcraft, and revenge, Macbeth, driven by overwhelming ambition and an unscrupulous wife, murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. He begins a violent reign of terror and execution in a desperate attempt to maintain his power. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife rapidly descend into the depths of madness and paranoia as the weight of their crimes proves their undoing.

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