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Macbeth

From 1 critic and 71 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Masterful

About the show

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

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.

1h 30m | Already closed | The Secret Theatre (Queens)


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


100
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You love Shakespeare.

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

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you enjoy Shakespearean tragedies

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

81
Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intense, Resonant

See it if You love Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre, tragedy, witches, and Scotland.

Don't see it if You have no interest in Shakespeare, find Elizabethan theatre dull, or would rather watch Jersey Shore

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.

100
Intense, Masterful, Relevant, Actor teacher

See it if you love drama, action and suspense.

Don't see it if You don't like revenge and death.

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

See it if you love Shakespeare

Don't see it if you flunked high school English

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Epic, Masterful

See it if You love Shakespeare and want an immersive experience.

Don't see it if You can't stay quiet or still. This production demands your attention from start to finish.

98
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if I love to see the many interpretations of Shakespeare and Colm Fiore was the best ever!

Don't see it if it is for everyone, however not light drama.

95
Masterful, Must see, Great staging

See it if You love Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You're not ready for a refreshing take on the witches.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

82
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Riveting, Satisfying

See it if You like Shakespeare & sword fighting & witches.

Don't see it if You are easily freaked out by ghosts or spells or a stick of baby heads.


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