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Macbeth

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Synopsis

In this adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, both the staging and the interpretation of this classic play are radically reinvigorated for a contemporary audience. In a godless world of moral relativism, we follow Macbeth’s inner journey from his position as an assured warrior hero, to his nadir as a bereft, lonely, insecure and guilt-ridden king. Driven by his ambition, which he attempts to justify by a desperate appeal to supernatural signs and influences, Macbeth finally recognises his personal culpability, casts aside his self-excusing acts of self-deception, and dies bravely and defiantly, bleakly aware of the fragility of his own humanity.

Shakespeare's genius encompasses a deft and fluid ability to weave complex poetic threads that bind together the outer material story, and the inner psychological narrative.

We have created sequences of cinematic poetry to work in sympathetic engagement with the actual poetry at such moments – not just summoning the Shakespearean imagery in newly visualised form but allowing the stream of Shakespearean imagery to suggest other directions of travel for the film’s account of Macbeth’s inner world. Our film language is as dexterous, fluid and imaginative as the spoken language is at such moments.

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
118 minutes
Director
Kit Monkman
Producer
Thomas Mattinson, Alan Latham
Co-Producer
Judith Buchanan
Editor
Thomas Mattinson, Kit Monkman
Screenwriter
Kit Monkman (screenplay), Thomas Mattinson (screenplay), Tom Wexler (screenplay), Judith Buchanan (screenplay), William Shakespeare (play)
Music
Gregory Spears
Principal Cast
Mark Rowley, Akiya Henry, Al Weaver
Creative Director
Tom Wexler

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Last updated 27th February 2017

Production Company

GSP Macbeth Ltd
Highfield Grange
Bubwith
Selby
YO8 6DP
+44 (0)1757 289 333
office@gspstudios.co.uk
http://www.gspstudios.co.uk

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Company

GSP Studios International
Highfield Grange
Bubwith
Selby
YO8 6DP
+44 (0)1757 289 333
office@gspstudios.co.uk
http://www.gspstudios.co.uk