In its concentration of interest upon the protagonists, Macbeth can be seen as Shakespeare's experiment in unity of focus, whose chief appeal arises from the struggles of the central characters with each other and with the infernal powers that inspire or govern them. Over the centuries, the vision of directors like Welles, Nunn and Polanski, as well as the eloquent talents of actors like Garrick, Siddons, Olivier and McKellen have contributed to the central debate of the play: Who or what is culpable? Bernice W. Kliman, in her analysis of Macbeth in performance, examines major productions of the play on both stage and screen, thereby inviting the reader to contemplate directors' and actors' choices for what is arguably Shakespeare's most compelling play.
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Destiny, ambition, and murder are the forces that shape one of the world's greatest tragedies. It is prophesied that a Scottish lord "shall never vanquished be until great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him". Now Macbeth can luxuriate in his invincibility, knowing that woods don't climb hills. Or do they? As he and Lady Macbeth move from one heinous crime to another, a day of reckoning awaits them. The parts of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are played by Hugh Ross and Harriet Walter.
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Book Description Arkangel 1998-08-01, 1998. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: New. Unabridged. 0140867767. Bookseller Inventory # 497653