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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Macbeth (1981, Arthur Alan Seidelman)

Release LocationsUSA
DirectorArthur Alan Seidelman
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs, 30 mins
Audiencecollege and university
high school
Play ConnectionsMacbeth (interpretation)
SeriesThe Bard Series


This production of Macbeth in the Bard Productions series features the well-known film and tv star, Piper Laurie, as Lady Macbeth. She along with the other members of the cast has been cast to create a Shakespeare production made up of American rather than British actors

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

MacbethJeremy Brett
Lady MacbethPiper Laurie
DuncanAlan Oppenheimer
MalcolmRichard Alfieri
DonalbainMichael Augenstein
BanquoBarry Primus
MacduffSimon MacCorkindale
Lady MacduffMillie Perkins
LennoxFranklyn Seales
RossBrad David Stockton
MenteithPhilips Persons
AngusJohn Papais
CaithnessFredric Cook
FleanceDouglas Kaback
SiwardStanley Waxman
Young SiwardRobert Aberdeen
WitchesEugenia Wright
SeytonJohnny Crawford
Macduff's SonElliot Jaffe
DoctorAlan Mandell
SergeantTim Prager
PorterJay Robinson
GentlewomanJulie Burger
MurderersDaniel Fortus
ApparitionsDavid Hirokane
MessengersRoy Asner
CastGary Bisig
CastJames Bozian
CastShawn Lieber
CastMaria Mayenzet
CastNomi Mitty
CastJim Piper

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorArthur Alan Seidelman

Company Overview

Producer Bard Productions

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell