Already closed | 1h 30m | East Village

Macbeth (The Mobile Unit)

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Members say: Must see, Absorbing, Riveting, Intense, Masterful

About the show

The Mobile Unit presents free Shakespeare to community venues, culminating in a "sit-down" at The Public Theater. More…

A wicked prophecy sets the soldier Macbeth on a murderous path to the throne. United by love and ambition, and driven to become king, Macbeth and his wife decide to plot, scheme, and kill their way into power – but the price of power might be more than he can afford.

1h 30m | Already closed | Public Theater (East Village)

Member Reviews (1)

MEMBERS SAY:

Must see, Absorbing, Riveting, Intense, Masterful

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Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Intense, Riveting

See it if You love war and fighting and Shakespeare

Don't see it if You hate gore and dirty work


May 20th, 2015
"Torres' style is both brisk and kinetic...both a strength and a snag...But tragedy relies more heavily on character, and this approach doesn’t really allow its characters to develop...The simple set design is nicely flexible. The gutter-punk costuming is fanciful, the performers are engaging, th...
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May 21st, 2015
"Torres instinctively slows the action in iconic spots like Macbeth's dagger scene and the 'Tomorrow' speech to allow the audience to soak in the words. Unfortunately this instinct did not extend to the music, which is sometimes played so loudly that it's difficult to hear the dialogue. That asid...
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May 23rd, 2015
"This is a fine and engaging production, with the text trimmed to 100 intermissionless minutes. The racially diverse eight-member company, most playing multiple roles, reflects Papp's original concept of casting Shakespeare with an ensemble that looks like the population of New York...This 'Macbe...
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May 22nd, 2015
"This energetic company offers the Bard’s five acts in a seamless, well-paced ninety minutes that keep you on the edge of your comfortable chair. Whatever they excised from the original text goes unmourned here... the audience surrounds the actors who enter and exit nearly brushing your sleeve. T...
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