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The Scottish Play - theatrical types consider saying its name to be unlucky! Thrust into power by his overwhelming desires and an over ambitious wife, Macbeth finds his only security is to murder and murder again. From "When shall we three meet again" to "is this a dagger I see before me" this is a powerful Shakespearean drama.
21 October 2011
Crypt of St Andrew, Holborn
Performances of The Scottish play could do well to take Lady Macbeth’s advice and be bold, bloody and resolute. Baz Productions’ offering is certainly bold in parts: performing the play in an ancient crypt underneath St Andrew’s church, recruiting only five actors to tell the tale, and if that wasn’t enough, having the performers switch roles every few minutes.
"Who can be wise, amazed, temperate and furious, loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man." Baz take this line of Macbeth’s rather literally, with their actors exchanging labeled costumes to help the audience keep track of who’s who. Harder to keep track are the motivations behind this and many other questionable decisions that result in this frustrating theatrical experience.
While Shakespeare’s players certainly would have doubled up to play multiple roles during performance, and had actors often playing similar stock char...
Latest User Review
Marge Gupta - 22 October 2011:
Excellent acting but at least a third of the audience were unsuited to spending the best part of the evening sitting on the floor, it really was most uncomfortable and rather unnecessary.it detracted from the overall enjoyment. Re-jig the seating BAZ and you may have a winner, good luck with your next venture. ...