ISBN 9780719062285,Shakespeare In Performance Macbeth

Shakespeare In Performance Macbeth



Manchester University Press

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780719062285

ISBN-10 0719062284


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)

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In this expanded analysis of Macbeth in performance, Bernice W. Kliman examines a number of major productions of the play on stage and screen, inviting the reader to contemplate and compare directors' and actors' choices for what is arguably Shakespeare's most compelling play. Kliman's in-depth analysis of Orson Welles's 1948 film version as well as his earlier stage production, Roman Polanski's famous film, and several different television versions from America and Britain offers an invaluable guide to the most prominent performances across a range of media. She also considers Yukio Ninagawa's staging, which provides an exciting and novel Japanese perspective on the play for Western audiences.