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

78%
(22 Reviews)
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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Member Reviews (22)

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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.

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.

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Critic Reviews (3)

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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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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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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