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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

The Scottish Tragedy (1984, Mike Crisp)

TitleThe Scottish Tragedy
Year1984
Release LocationsGB
DirectorMike Crisp
MediumVideo
Length30 mins
Play ConnectionsMacbeth (documentary)

Description

Shows the hazards of going out on location with a film, presumably exacerbated when the film is Macbeth. Among theatre people Macbeth is often superstitiously regarded as a notoriously unlucky show. Theatre legend is full of horror stories about assorted disasters accompanying its production. Most recently the Glenda Jackson/Christopher Plummer 1988 Macbeth, though a commercial success on the Broadway stage, endured more than its share of misfortunes, according to press accounts. An absorbing murder/mystery by Marvin Kaye, Bullets for Macbeth (New York: Dutton, 1976) capitalizes on this tradition of hard luck

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

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorMike Crisp

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell