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Macbeth (2017)

Shakespeare at Notre Dame



Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:00PM
Browning Cinema


Directed by Kit Monkman
With Mark Rowley (Macbeth), Akiya Henry (Lady Macbeth), Al Weaver (Banquo), and Dai Bradley as the (unspeaking) Porter
Designed by Kimie Nakano
Score composed by Gregory Spears
Rated PG-13, 121 minutes, DCP

In this bold new cinematic adaptation of Macbeth from GSP Studios, Shakespeare’s play is retold with a technical bravura, aesthetic eye, and emotionally invested core. The film is an experiment in form as well as a committed engagement with the play. Shot entirely on green screen, background matte painting and computer modeling generate the world in which the live action plays out.

The painterly theatrical frames suggest a landscape that is more psychologically determined than realistically mappable. Through a visually poetic and anti-naturalistic style, familiar characters and words are made new as encountered in a constructed and fluid world—a world that is artistically underpinned but historically and geographically unplaced.

The adaptation is co-written by Judith Buchanan, Tom Mattinson, and Kit Monkman. Judith Buchanan is Professor of Film and Literature and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of York (UK). She writes widely on Shakespeare performance histories on stage and screen and speaks regularly to public as well as academic audiences around the world. She is currently writing a book on Shakespeare and live theatre broadcasts with John Wyver, Director of Screen Productions for the RSC.

There will be a post-screening Q&A with the co-writer/adapter, Judith Buchanan.

Directed by Kit Monkman
With Mark Rowley (Macbeth), Akiya Henry (Lady Macbeth), Al Weaver (Banquo), and Dai Bradley as the (unspeaking) Porter
Designed by Kimie Nakano
Score composed by Gregory Spears
Rated PG-13, 121 minutes, DCP

In this bold new cinematic adaptation of Macbeth from GSP Studios, Shakespeare’s play is retold with a technical bravura, aesthetic eye, and emotionally invested core. The film is an experiment in form as well as a committed engagement with the play. Shot entirely on green screen, background matte painting and computer modeling generate the world in which the live action plays out.

The painterly theatrical frames suggest a landscape that is more psychologically determined than realistically mappable. Through a visually poetic and anti-naturalistic style, familiar characters and words are made new as encountered in a constructed and fluid world—a world that is artistically underpinned but historically and geographically unplaced.

The adaptation is co-written by Judith Buchanan, Tom Mattinson, and Kit Monkman. Judith Buchanan is Professor of Film and Literature and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of York (UK). She writes widely on Shakespeare performance histories on stage and screen and speaks regularly to public as well as academic audiences around the world. She is currently writing a book on Shakespeare and live theatre broadcasts with John Wyver, Director of Screen Productions for the RSC.

There will be a post-screening Q&A with the co-writer/adapter, Judith Buchanan.

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