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Macbeth: A Creative Rehearsal (1967)

TitleMacbeth: A Creative Rehearsal
Release LocationsUSA
MediumColor video
Length15 mins
Audiencecollege and university
high school
Play ConnectionsMacbeth (documentary)
SeriesThe Art of Shakespeare in Macbeth


The last in a series of six short films dealing with the art of Shakespeare in Macbeth (see 316-20). A booklet accompanies each program. This program, "A creative rehearsal," offers, in the words of the producers, "an actual rehearsal of Macbeth in which Dr. Joseph directs Barry Boys, Elizabeth Shepherd, and Duncan Ross. . . . This is a revealing look into the way director and actors come to understand what Shakespeare intended, just as the reader of Shakespeare can do for himself when the language of the play is fully understood."

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

CastBarry Boys
NarratorBertram Joseph
CastDuncan Ross
CastElizabeth Shepherd

Company Overview

Producer University of Washington

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell