opening night at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
We were so looking forward to seeing the Oregon Shakespeare Festival redeem themselves after their 2002 butchery where they "adapted" Macbeth to make Lady Macbeth warm and cuddly and misunderstood. We went home thoroughly disappointed.
Last night's production left Shakespeare's words intact but unsexed it emotionally and deposited its storyline in disconnected speeches all across the stage. This Macbeth is a bombastic mess badly conceived and faithfully driven into the ground by the talented acting staff.( Collapse )
The best thing about this Macbeth is that it is unadulterated Shakespeare. The worst thing is that it is mostly un-acted Shakespeare.