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Alan Cumming in "Macbeth"

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Alan Cumming discusses his acclaimed one-man production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” The action is set in a clinical room deep within a dark psychiatric hospital. Cumming is the lone patient, reliving the infamous story and inhabiting each role himself. “Macbeth” is playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theater and has been extended through July 14.

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Alan Cumming

Comments [4]

Amy from Williamsburg

I am curious about the story of the collaboration behind the perfume 2nd (Alan) Cumming by CB I Hate Pefume.

May. 16 2013 01:29 PM

No mention of "Marat/Sade"?

May. 16 2013 01:12 PM
Ed from Larchmont

Of course MacBeth seems to be a biography (1605) of Queen Elizabeth, from the view of the persecuted and martyred Catholic community in England. Otherwise why the name?

May. 16 2013 08:19 AM
Ed from Larchmont

Chesterton wrote that MacBeth was Shakespeare's greatest play since it showed most clearly free will: a good man who knowingly chose to turn to evil, and the consequences. (I like how the Banquo versus MacBeth lineages has echoes of the lineages of Saul and David.)

May. 16 2013 05:53 AM

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