CMU School of Drama

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Liesl Tommy's brilliant take on Macbeth

DC Theatre Scene: It’s rare for traditional, big budget Shakespeare productions to find new angles on the major works of America’s most-produced playwright, and even more rare for those angles to work well without falling into “Why are we doing this again?” territory.
But unlike more pedestrian interpretations of the Bard or wholly unnecessary Hamlet in Space: the Musical! Productions, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s newest take on Macbeth surprises and delights with a fresh perspective on the Weird Sisters. Add that to some more traditional interpretive approaches and STC’s reliable eye-widening spectacle make for an audience-friendly and fun play, though perhaps not one that will appeal to purists.

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