Macbeth (Teatro Circulo)
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Macbeth (Teatro Circulo)
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Macbeth (Teatro Circulo) NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(22 Ratings)
Positive
82%
Mixed
9%
Negative
9%
Members say
Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing, Intelligent

About the Show

First Maria Ensemble presents Shakespeare's "Macbeth" performed by a mixed American-Italian company.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (22)

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116 Reviews | 18 Followers
95
One of the best versions i've ever seen. the staging, and what that means for the 3 sisters presence, is genius.

See it if You like Shakespeare and are open to interpreting the text in ways that might not have been possible in his time.

Don't see it if You are looking for a full blown Broadway musical.

276 Reviews | 48 Followers
95
Absorbing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if You enjoy a tremendous production staged cleverly with excellent acting. A great job with a great Shakespeare Play!

Don't see it if You do not enjoy Shakespeare.

596 Reviews | 144 Followers
93
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Innovative

See it if a truly innovative staging of this great work. Great visuals, accessible language, use of music and song

Don't see it if you only want your Shakespeare told as a "straight" play performed exactly as it was written. Read more

317 Reviews | 48 Followers
93
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Masterful

See it if You like bold and innovative performances that strive for greatness. A faithful version with a unique take on the staging of the play.

Don't see it if You like more traditional staging and costuming. Do not want music to play a major role. Prefer nuanced and subtle performances. Read more

290 Reviews | 92 Followers
88
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You enjoy fresh takes on classic plays. This one shakes up Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You want to see Shakespeare told in a classic way. This one is extremely imaginative.

683 Reviews | 161 Followers
86
Pictorial, Formal, Great score, Fascinating, Smart

See it if you'd like to experience a fresh take on a familiar tragedy, one that foregrounds & integrates the scenic & sonic elements.

Don't see it if you prefer your Shakespeare traditional. Read more

133 Reviews | 18 Followers
85
Great acting, Intense, Ambitious, Clever, Edgy

See it if a different way of presenting Shakespeare would be of interest to you

Don't see it if if you like big productions in a comfortable venue. Read more

1401 Reviews | 372 Followers
80
Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Riveting

See it if You want a different take on this Shakespearean play. Dark staging, gave the feel of z horror movie.

Don't see it if If you want a bigger, more lavish production.

Critic Reviews (3)

Theater Pizzazz
December 21st, 2018

“A bit of a letdown...Directed by Moratti, who also plays a magnificent Lady Macbeth, this ‘Macbeth’ focused on the occult, and an ambitious and wounded couple’s willingness to delve into the underworld...The most compelling component...is Toni’s costumes and set...There were some notable performances...While some elements of this production didn’t quite work, their willingness to take chances with Shakespeare is more than welcome.”
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T
December 18th, 2018

“Moratti’s interpretation makes it difficult to engage with the text...The conceit of the production is interesting enough...But ultimately the dynamics end there...It becomes muddled and confusing when actors playing mid-to-minor characters change roles...The text is edited well..The energy of the cast pushes the pulse. One would be remiss to discount the stunning original music...Unfortunately, the lack of nuance onstage ultimately undermines a promising conceit and aesthetic.”
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On Stage Blog
December 9th, 2018

"Lines are blurred between truth and fake news, leadership and tyranny, and this production shines with an earnest honesty to interrogate Shakespeare’s classic text in a way that can only be driven by our modern time’s aggrandization of the self in an increasingly isolating world. While the cast moves deftly through the text with the speed and wit of colloquial conversation, the nods to present-day 2018 troubles are subtle and intellectual rather than literal in Moratti’s concept."
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