Sunday, December 8, 2013


Last night I saw Macbeth at Lincoln Center. Directed by Jack O'Brien it starred Ethan Hawke who's performance was mediocre. He strutted about the stage in an odd limp-wristed way, and screeched his lines hoarsely.

The other actors were stronger, particularly Daniel Sunjata as Macduff. What really made the show work for me was the dramatic staging, lighting, and set production. We were sitting in the far corner for the first part of the performance, which wasn't so great, but moved to the center during intermission and the effect was stunning.

There were many lines which I caught that I appreciated, but much of the language sort of soared over my head. Luckily I am familiar enough with the play that I was able to follow along.

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