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Macbeth
Apr 21, 2013 - Jul 14, 2013

Cast

Alan Cumming

Director

John Tiffany, Andrew Goldberg

Written By

William Shakespeare

Classic
Drama
Play
Tragedy
General
PLAYING @
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
243 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036
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$69.50 - $142.00
This startlingly fresh approach to one of the Bard’s most produced works offers not only a sensational vehicle for the actor but also gives us new perspectives on a familiar classic.

-David Sheward, Backstage
It’s an interpretation that throws a very particular light on “Macbeth” at the expense of the play’s political and social qualities, yet such are Cumming’s gifts as an actor, we also get an uncommonly rich reading of the play. Using the most subtle shifts in register, gait and dress, he switches seamlessly from character to character, giving us a robust Lady Macbeth who sensuously tastes power while naked in the bath and drinking water like champagne; an uncomplicated Banquo, cheerfully tossing the apple he will reclaim as a ghost; and a bumptious Duncan, blissfully unaware of the danger around him.

-Mark Fisher, Variety
...The stylishly eerie trappings (the grungy sterility of the set, by Merle Hensel, is enough to give you the willies) and Mr. Cumming’s energetic flitting among characters keep us constantly entertained...In terms of stamina and ingenuity, Mr. Cumming’s achievement is certainly remarkable.

-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times