Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts on our 2010 productions.
It’s not about evil, but about what evil feels like; it’s not about a sociopath, but about a character who is appalled at the thought of himself as a sociopath. This is Shakespeare’s Macbeth, brought into stunning focus through Joel Sass’s adaptation for our Cal Shakes stage. Through their actions, Macbeth and his wife experience a horrifying diminishment, as Macbeth feels the clawing of scorpions in his mind and his wife labors to wash the blood from her hands. In this stunning show, a pared-down cast of characters follows the arc of the couple’s decline.
Have you seen our production of Macbeth yet? Do you have questions or comments about the production’s themes, creative choices, or anything else? Please leave them in the comments, and I’ll be sure to respond.
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