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Macbeth

About the film

Macbeth - Act II, Scene 2, and Act V, Scene 1 -
Murder and sleep-walking scene.

Details

Release year
1945
Director
Henry Cass
Production company
G.B. Instructional, Theatrecraft, Ltd.
Producer
Sydney Box
Cinematographer
Ernest Palmer
Composer
Ben Frankel
Editor
Julian Wintle
Sound recording
George Burgess, L. Clark
Musical director
Muir Mathieson
Performers
Wilfred Lawson (Macbeth), Cathleen Nesbitt (Lady Macbeth), Felix Aylmer (Doctor), Catherine Lacey (Gentlewoman)
Running time (minutes)
15 mins 36 secs
Music Played by
London Symphony Orchestra
Production Design
Compton Bennett
Associate Producer
Knox Laing
Art Director
James Carter
Costume
Dorothy Sinclair
Make-up
Nell Taylor

Original Description

Murder and Sleep-Walking Scene
‘The above excerpts* from Shakespeare have been filmed in order to enable those who have no opportunity of attending performances of Shakespearean plays in a theatre to see how the various parts are played by leading English actors and actresses.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)
* Refers also to companion piece, Macbeth.

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