Sunday, August 25, 2013

Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' finds its pop-culture moment by David Ng

The play is more than 400 years old and we all know how it ends, but suddenly William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is back in vogue.
The Scottish tragedy is enticing a number of actors ranging from young to the far side of middle age to play the murderous Thane of Cawdor. On stage, Ethan Hawke is to headline a new production of the play scheduled to open Nov. 21 at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
Hawke follows Alan Cumming who brought his experimental "Macbeth" to Broadway last season. Cumming's version depicted the title character as a mental patient who enacts most of the roles in the play.

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