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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Macbeth, 1.1; 1.3 (1974, Peter Seabourne)

TitleMacbeth, 1.1; 1.3
Release LocationsGB
DirectorPeter Seabourne
MediumColor video
Length11 mins
Audiencehigh school
Play ConnectionsMacbeth (scene(s))
SeriesThe Shakespeare Series [IFB]


In this fifth unit in "The Shakespeare Series" (see also numbers 22, 131, 164, 232, 430, 467, 490, 510, 556, 601 and 619)) excerpts from Macbeth show the witches' prophecies of Macbeth's political future (1.1; 1.3), and a sequence in which Macbeth beholds the spectral dagger and contemplates the murder of Duncan (2.1). For overview, see 22

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

MacbethMark Kingston
Three WitchesLinda Renwick
CastElizabeth Hall
CastAlison Key

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorPeter Seabourne

Company Overview

Producer Realist Film Unit

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell