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Macbeth

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Masterful
87
Critics
90
1 review
Members
87
71 reviews
 

Expressionistic staging takes the audience into the mind of Shakespeare's Macbeth.

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From his bloody rise to the throne through his paranoid reign and down into the all-consuming depths of his madness, this is a fast-paced and visceral production swarming with witches and demons, guilt and treachery, war, and murder upon murder that careens toward its climax. When lust for power takes over Macbeth, all hell literally breaks loose.

 

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Reviews (72)

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90
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90
The Court Square Blog

"The more interesting take is to explore Macbeth as a tragic figure, a lesser man who cannot handle the gravity of the brutal actions he must perform to ascend to the throne. It makes for a far more interesting and compelling study of the human psyche....There’s never a shortage of action. It remains visually complex and well-choreographed throughout. Certainly, the production invites a visceral reaction, which is likely how Shakespeare originally intended it." Full Review

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87
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80
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Masterful

See it if The Alan Cumming one-man Macbeth was a tour de force. Stirring and deeply troubling.

Don't see it if You're not familiar with the text - it's a bold interpretation and requires you to keep up.

65
Indulgent, Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched, Slow

See it if You appreciate Shakespeare and can appreciate extreme rewrites of his work

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist

69
Original, Clever, Intense, Confusing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy a classic Shakespeare story.

Don't see it if You're not into Shakespeare.

75
Great acting, Raunchy, Great writing, Overrated, Slow

See it if You enjoy the classic works.

Don't see it if Easily offended by sexual innuendo--some stagings play on those tones

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you enjoy Shakespearean tragedies

Don't see it if you didn't like your English class

100
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You love Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare.

79
Ambitious, Epic, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing

See it if You're in Santa Barbara and can get tix at ETC

Don't see it if You haven't read the Wikipedia plot summary first.

60
Epic, Intense, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Slow

See it if You love Shakespeare and classical theater

Don't see it if You don't understand the language and hates straight plays

85
Epic, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing, Slow

See it if you read the play, are a Shakespeare fan, or enjoy dramatic shows

Don't see it if you can't stand blood, or are looking for a comedic show

76
Clever, Great acting, Intense, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You love Shakespeare's plays.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of classic writing.

100
Dizzying, Masterful, Profound, Resonant, Spellbinding

See it if you are interested in the workings of the human psyche. No other play explores the interaction of love and ambition so masterfully.

Don't see it if you are afraid of ghosts. The shade in this play is the kind of regret we all have, and the protagonist doesn't escape it.

89
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You love a good classic Shakespeare story.

Don't see it if Classical Shakespeare does not interest you.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Resonant

See it if You love Shakespeare or Game of Thrones.

Don't see it if You can't stand violence.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you are in the mood for a spooky, gory show.

Don't see it if you prefer Shakespeare's comedies. Not much to laugh at here.

100
Absorbing, Epic, Great acting, Intense, Great writing

See it if you love Shakespeare

Don't see it if you flunked high school English

92
Absorbing, Epic, Exquisite, Masterful, Confusing

See it if You are a fan of classic Shakespeare, if you want to experience Shalespeare on stage, or if you would like to see an epic tale unfold.

Don't see it if You are not interested in long, difficult words, or if you feel like you are easily confused.

87
Clever, Enchanting, Intelligent, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You want to see a refreshing version of an old classic.

Don't see it if You're looking for baroque scenery and costumes.

81
Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare

70
Ambitious, Intense, Raunchy, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You like modernization of Shakespeare.

Don't see it if If you're a purest.

82
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Epic, Dated

See it if You like interesting, heart pumping plot lines.

Don't see it if You can't understand the Elizabethan English.

70
Epic, Great acting, Intense, Raunchy, Slow

See it if You like Shakespeare and you like very dark themes, involving witchcraft

Don't see it if You do not like dark themes

100
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if You enjoy the unknown, the ambitious and prideful downfall of a once honorable man, and a bloody great Scottish tale by Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You don't like violence, treachory, and/or murder.

64
Edgy, Epic, Intelligent, Confusing, Great staging

See it if You like Shakespeare and his works.

Don't see it if You don't like death and people going crazy

100
Funny, Epic, Great acting, Intense, Great singing

See it if Want to have an amazing and fun time

Don't see it if You're boring

77
Intense, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you like classic tales

Don't see it if you dislike shakespeare