Macbeth

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Macbeth

Macbeth

Release Date: December 18, 1971

Year    :   1971
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, TV Movie
Production Companies    :   Werner Schroeter Filmproduktion, HR
Director    :   Werner Schroeter
Producers    :   
Writers    :   William Shakespeare, Werner Schroeter
RunTime    :   60 mins.

Fusing Shakespeare‘s tragedy with the Verdi opera, Schroeter's Macbeth is a fascinating television experiment shot entirely in a studio with several electronic cameras. As Schroeter would recall, "I arranged the Verdi music for a quartet of violin, accordion, piano and oboe, but modeled the rhythms on Argentinian tangos and boleros. The actors sang with horrifying, shrill voices.... The use of video allowed me to produce extraordinary colors.... Of all my films, Macbeth was most unwelcome: Audiences don’t like their Shakespeare to be presented in this way, but I do not differentiate between kitsch and culture...". - MoMA


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