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After William Shakespeare
Translated by Stanisùaw Barañczak
Directed and adapted by Grzegorz Jarzyna
Performed in Polish with English supertitles
Stephanie Nelson and Agnieszka Zawadowska Set and costume designers
Abel Korzeniowski and Jacek Grudzieñ Music
Jacqueline Sobiszewski Lighting designer
Cast includes Cezary Kosiñski and Danuta Stenka
"I am in blood Stepp’d in so far that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er”
Macbeth Act lll Scene lV
Military commander Macbeth unleashes a nightmare of carnage and destruction. A war on terror that is a war of terror.
Set in a contemporary and brutal Middle Eastern conflict, 2008: Macbeth is unflinching in its depiction of the machine of violence that, once set in motion, works faster and ever more efficiently. If killing in a war is justified, so is killing in the privacy of one’s home. If you can kill men, why not also women and children?
With spectacular pyrotechnics, immersive video effects and an extraordinary, layered soundscape that plays tricks on the ear, Shakespeare’s web of politics, ambition and the supernatural is transformed into a contemporary, and highly physical, theatrical film. Acclaimed director Grzegorz Jarzyna’s searing production of 4.48 Psychosis enthralled Festival audiences in 2008.
Saturday 11 – Monday 13 August, Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 August 7.30pm
Wednesday 15 August 2.00pm
Lowland Hall, Royal Highland Centre
2 hours 10 minutes approximately
2008: Macbeth is part of the London 2012 Festival, a UK wide festival from 21 June – 9 September 2012 featuring leading artists from around the world.
2008: Macbeth is part of the World Shakespeare Festival.
Supported by Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Photo: Anna Grzelewska