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Macbeth

Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Masterful, Entertaining
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Members
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57 reviews
 

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

 

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Reviews (58)

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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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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.

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

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.

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, 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

74
Ambitious, Epic, Thought-provoking, Slow, Dated

See it if you understand and read the book.

Don't see it if you don't like literature.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

71
Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant, Resonant

See it if Nice touching story

Don't see it if Very old school. Not too much excitement

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.

100
Ambitious, Edgy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a show where who the Heros and Villans may not be as clear

Don't see it if If you expect the leading woman to be a damsel in distress

83
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a new spin on a classic tale

Don't see it if You dislike Shakespeare.

90
Absorbing, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You adore Shakespeare with a modern twist

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