The Tragedy of Macbeth at the Almeida Theatre was live streamed from October 27-30. We chat about Saoirse Ronan’s and James McArdle’s dynamite performances in Macbeth, the show’s staging, and its attempts to give livestreamed theatre a cinematic look.
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The Tragedy of MacBeth
The Tragedy of Macbeth is about the rise and downfall of a Scottish lord Macbeth (James McArdle) and his wife (Saoirse Ronan), the nature of the relationship depending on the production. They conspire to take the throne of Scotland, inspired by a prophecy from three witches. As MacBeth is wracked with guilt and committing more murders to keep the throne, he becomes more unstable and his relationship with Lady Macbeth fractures.
The Almeida production of The Tragedy of Macbeth was directed by Yaël Farber. The production is still on stage in London until November 27.
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