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Macbeth

Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)
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Infamously known as the cursed Scottish play, Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. When General Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will one day be King of Scotland, Lady Macbeth convinces him to get rid of anyone who could stand in his way - including committing regicide. As Macbeth ascends to the throne through bloody murder, he becomes a tyrant consumed by fear and paranoia.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: James Marsters as Macbeth; Joanne Whalley as Lady Macbeth; Josh Cooke as Banquo and others; J.D. Cullum as Macduff and Second Murderer; Dan Donohue as Ross; Jeannie Elias as Second Witch and others; Chuma Gault as Lennox and Servant; Jon Matthews as Malcolm; Alan Shearman as Angus and others; André Sogliuzzo as Donalbain, Third Witch and others; Kate Steele as Lady Macduff, First Witch and Apparition; Kris Tabori as Duncan and others.

Directed by Martin Jarvis. Sound effects by Tony Palermo. Recorded at the Invisible Studios, West Hollywood, in May 2011.

Public Domain (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works

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great rendition of the Shakespeare classic.

powerful performance. thought it was a fantastic version of the play. would love to hear more

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Good performance marred by accents.

This condensation is reasonable, but listeners not familiar with the original may flounder to follow the story-line at places. The production values are good, sound-effects used with restraint. and performances pitched well at this intimate medium. But one flaw spoils the otherwise good acting; and that is accents. Shakespeare is the most British of all playwrights; the setting is Scotland and England, yet all but one actor (who plays several small parts), and another (with a very brief appearance), have American accents. And at one point, currency is referred to as "dollars!!!". If American plays are staged in Britain, then the actors use American accents. If American actors are worth their salt, they should have no trouble with British accents, mandatory for Shakespeare!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-05-2018

Great for revision !!

I'm reading this as a GCSE student, and it really helped me for the exam 👍🏾

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  • Silvernin
  • 05-12-2017

argh American accents!!

I'm pretty sure Macbeth wasn't an American. not a great version unfortunately. it is a strange story too though

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  • Luke
  • 27-06-2017

Yanks lack the passion of performance.

Had I known this was an American performance of MacBeth. I wouldn't have purchased it. It just didn't sound great. And the cast lacked the passion needed for the Scottish play. Very disappointed. Stick to English if not Scottish versions.

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  • Ian Flanagan
  • 14-02-2016

Grr.

American voices performing Shakespeare always jar on me and this performance was no exception. Deleted

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  • Je suis Charlie
  • 07-12-2015

Knock, knock, knock! Who's there?

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It's pretty good.

What other book might you compare Macbeth to, and why?

Other books by Shakespeare, because he wrote them also.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Mouthwords.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It's a good psychological horror, with allot of atmosphere. It
brings forth feelings of excitement, and provokes thought.

Any additional comments?

Knock,
knock, knock! Who's there? Faith, here's an
English tailor come hither, for stealing out of
a French hose: come in, tailor; here you may
roast your goose.

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