New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

Macbeth

February 13, 1998 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.

Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(United Kingdom, 1971, 140 minutes, color, 16 mm)
Directed by Roman Polanski
Starring Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw

The film's much-publicized spurts of violence, au naturel scenes and brilliant performances by Jon Finch as Macbeth and Francesca Annis as Lady Macbeth lured crowds to Roman Polanski's adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy. An impressive aspect of Polanski's version is the aging of Macbeth and his wife as they sink deeper and deeper into their murderous ambition.

Sponsored as part of the University at Albany's Shakespeare Semester

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