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The Lincoln Center Theater Company's Production Of Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, William Shakespeare Dark And Powerful Work On The Terrible Physical And Psychological Effects Of Political Ambition On Those Who Seek Power Through Unjust Means And For Its Own Sake, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In An Archival Quality 2 Disc All Regions Format DVD Set, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1981, 2 Hours 27 Minutes.) #Macbeth #Shakespeare #WilliamShakespeare #Tragedies #HolinshedsChronicles #MacbethKingOfScotland #KingsOfScotland #Scotland #Stage #Theater #Theatre #EdwardDeVere #Literature #EnglishLiterature #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Volume One: Acts I, II and III
Volume Two: Acts IV and V
Macbeth ... Philip Anglim
Lady Macbeth ... Maureen Anderman
Macduff ... J. Kenneth Campbell
Rosse ... James Hurdle
Lady Macduff ... Kaiulani Lee
Banquo .. Fritz Sperberg
Malcolm ... John Vickery
Duncan ... Neil Vipond
Macbeth, full title The Tragedy Of Macbeth, is thought to have been first performed in 1606. It dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Of all the plays that Shakespeare wrote during the reign of James I, who was patron of Shakespeare's acting company, Macbeth most clearly reflects the playwright's relationship with his sovereign. It was first published in the Folio of 1623, possibly from a prompt book, and is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy. A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. Forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion, he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of madness and death. Shakespeare's source for the story is the account of Macbeth, King of Scotland, Macduff, and Duncan in Holinshed's Chronicles (1587), a history of England, Scotland, and Ireland familiar to Shakespeare and his contemporaries, although the events in the play differ extensively from the history of the real Macbeth. The events of the tragedy are usually associated with the execution of Henry Garnet for complicity in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. In the backstage world of theatre, some believe that the play is cursed, and will not mention its title aloud, referring to it instead as "The Scottish Play". Over the course of many centuries, the play has attracted some of the most renowned actors to the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. It has been adapted to film, television, opera, novels, comics, and other media.
Macbeth (Medieval Gaelic: Mac Bethad mac Findlaich; Modern Gaelic: MacBheatha mac Fhionnlaigh; English: Macbeth son of Findlay, nicknamed Ri Deircc, "the Red King") (c.?1005 - August 15, 1057) was King of Scots from 1040 until his death. He ruled over only a portion of present-day Scotland. Little is known about Macbeth's early life, although he was the son of Findlaech of Moray and may have been a grandson of Malcolm II. He became Mormaer of Moray - a semi-autonomous lordship - in 1032, and was probably responsible for the death of the previous mormaer, Gille Coemgain. He subsequently married Gille Coemgain's widow, Gruoch, although they had no children together. In 1040, Duncan I launched an attack into Moray and was killed in action by Macbeth's troops. Macbeth succeeded him as King of Alba, apparently with little opposition. His 17-year reign was mostly peaceful, although in 1054 he was faced with an English invasion, led by Siward, Earl of Northumbria, on behalf of Edward the Confessor. Macbeth was killed at the Battle of Lumphanan in 1057 by forces loyal to the future Malcolm III. He was buried on Iona, the traditional resting place of Scottish kings.Macbeth was initially succeeded by his stepson Lulach, but Lulach ruled for only a few months before also being killed by Malcolm III, whose descendants would rule Scotland until the late 13th century. Macbeth is today best known as the main character of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth and the many works it has inspired. However, Shakespeare's Macbeth is based on Holinshed's Chronicles (published in 1577) and is not historically accurate.