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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Macbeth (1937)

Release LocationsGB
Length25 mins
Play ConnectionsMacbeth (scene(s))
SeriesScenes from Shakespeare


A pioneering BBC transmission of Shakespeare on television when the industry was still in its infancy. Judging from the cast list, one might infer that the scene selected was Lady Macbeth's disastrous dinner party when the ghost of Banquo appears to ruin the evening for everybody

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

MacbethHenry Oscar
Lady MacbethMargaret Rawlings
BanquoArthur Burne
Witch/ RossHarold Clayton
Witch/GuestPolly Emery
MessengerGeorge Campbell Logan

Production Team and Crew Overview

ProducerGeorge More O'Ferrall

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell