A Performance of Macbeth 1979

Synopsis:

Macbeth is a 1978 videotaped version of Trevor Nunn's Royal Shakespeare Company production of the play by William Shakespeare. Produced by Thames Television, it features Ian McKellen as Macbeth and Judi Dench as Lady Macbeth. The TV version was directed by Philip Casson. The original stage production was performed at The Other Place, the RSC's small studio theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. It had been performed in the round before small audiences, with a bare stage and simple costuming. The recording preserves this style: the actors perform on a circular set and with a mostly black background changes of setting are indicated only by lighting changes.

Directed by: Philip Casson
Written by: William Shakespeare
Release date: 1979-02-02
Runtime: 145 minutes
Cast:
Judi Dench
Judi Dench
Lady Macbeth 
Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
Macbeth 
John Woodvine
John Woodvine
Banquo 
Marie Kean
Marie Kean
First Witch 
Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid
The Porter / Ross 
Bob Peck
Bob Peck
Macduff