Dunsinane at the Wallis Annenberg

March 30, 2015 5:00 PM

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Scottish playwright David Greig's impressive sequel to Shakespeare's Scottish play resonates on many levels - political, religious and cultural. What is ostensibly an excursion into the troubled history between Scotland and England bursts forth into a universal exploration of the tragedies of war and occupation and the poignant complexities of culture and politics.

The play opens where Shakespeare's ends - Macbeth is dead, the English forces under General Siward are victorious and Malcolm, the rightful heir, is on the throne. In Shakespeare's version, Lady Macbeth has apparently committed suicide. However, in Greig's play, she is very much alive and still figh...

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