Corey Stoll ("First Man," “House of Cards”) and Nadia Bowers ("Describe the Night," "The Farnsworth Invention") star in Classic Stage Company’s production of Shakespeare's dark tragedy. More…
From the show:
A terrifyingly prophetic tale of revenge, murder, and madness, Macbeth ominously traces the fallout when the darkest side of humanity cheats its way into a position of power. Often referred to as “The Scottish Play” by superstitious theatergoers due to the purported witchcraft found within its text, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest, scariest, and yet, most popular tragedies.
See it if ur ok seeing a heavily edited, rushed, casual production in which perseverant actors are double cast & try admirably to provide some clarity
Don't see it if ur a Shakespeare purist; you aren't familiar with or don't familiarize yourself with the play in advance; u seek a big-budget production.
See it if you want a 90+minute Shakespeare, enjoy doubling & tripling of actors without regard to gender, minimal scenery, fan of Corey Stoll
Don't see it if you expect close adherence to text, want no confusion to what role an actor is playing at any one time, some great speeches minimized
See it if truncated script captures essence of riveting plot; Corey Stoll as Mac convincing in descent into madness
Don't see it if changes 2 elements that make Macbeth uniquely macabre: no weird witches, underplays kinky gender reversal between Mac and Lady Mac
See it if Great acting. very lively production. I really enjoyed Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers who were fantastic along with rest of cast.
Don't see it if if you don't like Shakespeare or have seen the play too often. Online program adds to confusion although that is a great idea to save paper.
See it if you're up for a different take on Macbeth. Doyle's staging is more intimate and made it more personal.
Don't see it if you need costumes, scenery, big casts for your Shakespeare. Some of the tableaux were so striking, almost like paintings.
See it if you want to see a well-acted, barebones adaptation of "The Scottish Play" that features some strong acting and clocks in at about 105 mins.
Don't see it if you either prefer your Shakespeare with elaborate period costumes and sets or if you don't like Shakespeare at all.
See it if want to see the intense passions of the play brought to life in an intimate setting with an amazing cast. C. Stoll & N. Bowers really shine
Don't see it if unless you read a plot outline beforehand. Seriously! Doubling of roles, limited costumes & gender-switches don't help distinguish who's who
See it if You love Shakespeare, well done and with clarity, up-close and intense by powerful, sure actors! A complicated tale told simply,graphically
Don't see it if Shakespeare bores you, passion and power confrontations bore you, seeing wonderful acting up close bores you
See it if You love Shakespeare and want to see an ensemble inhabit a classic with a new perspective. You love Corey Stoll...
Don't see it if You have a short attention span; this is One hour, 45 minutes of pure verbal intensity and thus requires fully alert audience engagement.
See it if You want to get to the heart of the play without frills and see great acting and the Macbeths as a couple who actually love each other.
Don't see it if You like period costumes and fancy sets and/or overdetermined directorial conceits.
See it if You want to see another great performance by Corey Stoll in another Shakespeare play where he's the best thing in it.
Don't see it if You want relevant Shakespeare. The staging tries too hard to be edgy but ends up being dull. The production never matches Stoll's energy.
See it if You love great acting and want to see a powerful production of Macbeth in an amazing intimate setting
Don't see it if If you don't know the play at all, this may not be the best introduction to it for you