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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Macbeth (1978, Philip Casson)

Release LocationsGB
DirectorPhilip Casson
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs
Audiencecollege and university
general public
Play ConnectionsMacbeth (interpretation)


Originally staged in 1976 by Trevor Nunn for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the production was remade by Britain's Thames television in 1978, and aired on 4 Jan. 1979. The tv director was Philip Casson

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

MacbethIan McKellen
Lady MacbethJudi Dench
DuncanGriffith Jones
MalcolmRoger Rees
Donalbain/SeytonGreg Hicks
BanquoJohn Woodvine
MacduffBob Peck
Young MacduffStephen Warner
LennoxJohn Bowen
Ross/PorterIan McDiarmid
AngusDuncan Preston
Fleance/MessengerZak Taylor
Third Witch/Lady MacduffSusan Drury
Second Witch/GentlewomanJudith Harte
First WitchMarie Kean
Sergeant/First Murderer/DoctorDavid Howey
CameraPeter Coombs
SoundJulian Ford
MakeupSally Thorpe
EditorFred Turner
Fight DirectorPeter Woodward

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorPhilip Casson
ProducerVerity Lambert
ProducerTrevor Nunn
ComposerGuy Woolfenden
CostumesLyn Harvey
LightingLuigi Bottone
ProductionMike Hall
ProductionJohn Napier

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell