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Macbeth (Film Review) | Seroword

Macbeth (Film Review) | Seroword

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4.5 / 5 One of the most famous and familiar plays from Shakespeare, Macbeth is the bloody tale of one man’s prophesy driven quest to achieve power. It’s hard to come across anyone who doesn’t know the story of Macbeth; the play is studied in schools at early ages and has seen countless adaptations, however, this rendition by director Justin Kurzel offers an unforeseen amount to the renowned play.

Kurzel’s most obvious success here derives from the excellent cast that he has attracted to his film. With Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the lead roles and an extremely talented roster of actors supporting them, Shakespeare’s original dialogue truly comes alive with perfect delivery and emotion. Similar to the play, the entire film hinges on the performance of the actors, yet Kurzel is able to skilfully weave in dramatic battle scenes and also present a beautiful Scottish landscape with expert…

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Publicado por en noviembre 12, 2015 en Actors, Movies

 

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Macbeth: “A good man” played by Kenneth Branagh

Macbeth: “A good man” played by Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh‘s name has been mentioned several times in this blog and this will not be the last, that’s for sure. I feel a deep admiration for his work. One of my dreams, not yet completed, is to see him in the theater. Last year, Sir Kenneth Branagh played masterfully on stage to Shakespeare’s Macbeth. I had no chance to see it so I will refer to it stealing the words of some lucky yes they could.

The Manchester International Festival itself said:

His interpretation of Macbeth as good man declining into desolation and despair was exhilarating. Audiences sat inches from the action as sparks actually flew in the heat of battle.

Macbeth (Kenneth Branagh) y Lady Macbeth (Alex Kingston) - Foto de Johan Persson.

Macbeth (Kenneth Branagh) y Lady Macbeth (Alex Kingston) – Foto de Johan Persson.

New York Times:

Fast, furious and unstoppable, time keeps rushing forward in this Macbeth, knocking the breath out of everyone, audience included.

Directors Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. Photo by Johan Persson.

Directors Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh.
Photo by Johan Persson.

 

Blood, mud, fire and rain filled the space in this St. Peter’s in Ancoats, a place never before used as a theater.

Here I leave the trailer of this production. A little piece of glory for those who could not live the emotion of being face to face with these great actors and actresses.

 

 
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Publicado por en marzo 2, 2014 en Actors, Shakespeare, Theatre

 

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Kenneth Branagh & Macbeth

Kenneth Branagh & Macbeth

For MIF13, Kenneth Branagh returns to the stage as Macbeth, for his first Shakespeare performance after more than a decade.

Directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, this tragic tale of ambition and treachery unfolds within the walls of an intimate deconsecrated Manchester church.

Kenneth Branagh has long been lauded as one of the great Shakespearean interpreters. His skills as a writer, director and actor have garnered international acclaim across the disciplines of stage, film and television, and he is the only man to be nominated in five different categories for an Academy Award. He last performed Shakespeare when he played Richard III at the Sheffield Crucible in 2002. Recent stage performances as Edmund at the National Theatre and Ivanov for the Donmar played to great acclaim. In 2011 he completed a sell-out run of the hit comedy The Painkiller at the Lyric Theatre in his home city of Belfast.

Alex Kingston co-stars as Lady Macbeth. Kingston, who won critical acclaim in the title role of the PBS miniseries “Moll Flanders,” joined television’s top-rated, “ER” during its fourth season, as the spirited surgeon ‘Dr. Elizabeth Corday.’ She also reprised her role on “ER” along with the rest of the original cast, for the final episodes of the series. Kingston starred in “Hope Springs,” a new series on BBC One,” as well as the ITV mini-series “Lost in Austen.” She has also been seen on the highly successful British series “Dr. Who” and was in the independent film “Like Crazy.”

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Rob Ashford has directed and choreographed productions on both sides of the Atlantic. From collaborations with the Donmar Warehouse and National Theatre, to Broadway, Ashford has a string of nominations and awards to his name including an Olivier Award for Anna Christie and nominations for A Streetcar Named Desire and Parade (Donmar Warehouse) and a Tony Award for Thoroughly Modern Millie and nominations for productions including Evita and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He also won an Emmy for his choreography at the 81st Annual Academy Awards.

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Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh

Text via: http://www.mif.co.uk/event/macbethMacbeth Manchester review

 
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Publicado por en julio 6, 2013 en Actors, Shakespeare, Theatre

 

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