News About Macbeth at Burgtheater
Cleveland Play House Presents EVERY BRILLIANT THING
November 13, 2019
Cleveland Play House (CPH), takes audiences on a journey through grief, healing, falling in love, and (re)discovering all that life has to offer in Every Brilliant Thing, written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe. Performances run from November 23rd - December 22nd in the Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square. Directed by CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley, he cast includes Tarah Flanagan and Alex Brightwell in alternating performances. Tickets range from $25-$97 and can be purchased by phone at 216.241.6000 or online at clevelandplayhouse.com. Cleveland Play House is proud to recognize sponsors Anne Marie and Bill Warren, and Nancy Hancock Griffith. (more...)
Austrian Stage Presents The American Premiere of CANNED MEAT
December 12, 2018
Austrian Stage presented the US and English-language premiere of Canned Meat, a staged reading of this funny, touching Austrian drama. The performance featured Tony Award Nominee Xanthe Elbrick, alongside Teresa Avia Lim, William DeMeritt and Vince Nappo. (more...)
German by Jürgen Gosch and Wolfgang Wien's
version of the Burgtheater
At the beginning there is a prophecy: Three witches prophesy to the triumphal returning from the battle general Macbeth, that he will once become king of Scotland - and his comrade Banquo progenitor of a royal family. Lady Macbeth, whose sinister ambition surpasses that of her husband considerably, hears of the witch's oracle and promptly devises a murder plan: Macbeth kills the sleeping king, whereupon his guilty conscience drives him to sleep. After the sons of King Malcolm and Donalbain - suspicious and publicly suspected by Macbeth of the patricide - have left the country, the killer actually crowns himself King of Scotland. And the killing continues: Macbeth has Banquo killed by three hired killers, but his spirit returns, at the big banquet, only visible to Macbeth. The witches warn him about Macduff, who fled to England. The family of the nobleman is therefore eliminated. But the more unflinching Macbeth gets in his bloodlust, the more the façade of his wife crumbles. Shortly before the decisive battle, his suicide is reported to him. The English attack, Macduff slays Macbeth, Malcolm king of Scotland.
The "Scottish play", as it is called superstitious in the theater world, is by far Shakespeare's shortest tragedy - and at the same time one of the largest. The director Antú Romero Nunes, last season's impressive text and plot of the antique trilogy The Oresteia has condensed, will recount Shakespeare's nightmare infused with Elizabethan scary effects with three actors.
"a poor player", Macbeth Act 5, Scene 5
Three actors in one play with nearly 30 roles? In Shakespeare's footsteps, the production attempts to exploit the possibilities of infinite transformations. Three actors play with fixed role models, change identities and still remain recognizable. As figures of the drama, as humans.