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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Macbeth (1916, John Emerson)

Release LocationsUSA
DirectorJohn Emerson
Play ConnectionsMacbeth (abridgment)


Under the general supervision of D.W. Griffith, the British actor, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, was hired at enormous expense to play Macbeth. For a full account of this ambitious production, see SOSF

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

MacbethHerbert Beerbohm Tree

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorJohn Emerson

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell