Alas poor country, almost afraid to know itself.
– Macbeth, Act IV, scene 3
In 1605 there was a plague. Theatres were closed. In 1606 Shakespeare wrote Macbeth.
In 2020 there was a plague. Theatres were closed. In 2020 we read Macbeth.
There is not one mention of the plague in Macbeth, but fear is mentioned over 48 times.
The acting company of our ‘startlingly good’ (The Times) 2018 production including Michelle Terry and Paul Ready, reunite for a semi-staged reading of this ominous play about power, fear, the bloody murder of the most powerful figure in the country, and the tenacious ambition of a despotic leader who will seemingly do anything in the pursuit and maintenance of power.
ONLINE EVENTS: HOW DO THEY WORK?
This filmed staged reading of Macbeth: A Conjuring will be available to watch from 5 November, 7.30pm until 11 November 11.59pm GMT.
Once you have booked, you will be emailed the day before the event with a link to access the film.
Please make sure you have a good, reliable internet connection.
Within the 7 days, you will be able to watch the films as many times as you wish through the same email link.
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Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes approximately
Content guidance: This play contains descriptions of violence, murder and disturbing images.
Part of Shakespeare and Fear