WTVP Headlines


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Patrick Stewart Does Macbeth

This is not your grandfather’s “Macbeth.”

 

Sir Patrick Stewart as Macbeth and Kate Fleetwood as Lady Macbeth share a tense embrace during the performance.Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

 

Following a London West End run in December 2007, a sold-out limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2008, and a subsequent eight-week run on Broadway, director Rupert Goold’s gripping stage production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth was filmed for television at the end of 2009. Starring Sir Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood reprising their triumphant, Tony-nominated performances as the ambitious Macbeth and his coldly scheming Lady, this richly cinematic high-definition adaptation comes to Great Performances Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.

 

The co-production between WNET.ORG and Illuminations Television, in association with the BBC, retains Goold’s exciting concept of relocating the bloody action to a nameless 20th-century militaristic society. Taken out of its original Scottish context, this adaptation offers an allegory of war and the quest for power in the modern world where an intelligent, rational person can be driven to madness by outside forces and his own violent transgressions.

 

[Program Website]

 

WNET is offering a Teachers’ Guide for educators to utilize the PBS broadcast in classrooms around the country. The activity-based analysis of the play is illustrated by various lesson plans and activities.

 

[Teachers guide]

 

 

 

 

 

###

Contact: Stacey Tomczyk, WTVP Promotion Director, (309) 495-0594 or stacey.tomczyk@wtvp.org

 


 

[Back to WTVP Headlines]

 

HOME | Support WTVP | TV Schedule | Programming | Station EventsProduction ServicesAbout WTVP

Shop PBS | PBS.org | PBS Kids  | PBS Kids Go  | PBS Parents  | PBS Teachers

WTVP 47 · 101 State Street, Peoria, Illinois 61602-1547 (309)677-4747
WTVP & WTVP.org, Public Media for Central Illinois
© 1995-2014 Illinois Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation