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Macbeth a Tragedy
Experimental Shakespeare: prose and poetry, reading and performance, with filming mechanics laid bare
Drama 1983 6 mins
Is there another Macbeth film in which the kilt provider gets his own credit? Clad in resplendent Scottish regalia, Macbeth (Owen Farmer) sits next to a woman (Julie Westerman) reading the Oxford Companion to English Literature's dry-as-dust synopsis, before the "tomorrow and tomorrow" soliloquy finally introduces Shakespeare's original poetry. To emphasise this already Brechtian approach, the single-take treatment frequently (and deliberately) reveals both lights and a crouching sound recordist.
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