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Macbeth's Myriad of Misfortunes
The Scottish Play – still cursed after all these years
"...Having two separate productions of Macbeth running in Austin this week called to mind a..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Bloody screen adaptation shows what Shakespeare only tells
"...It’s only four words, Shakespeare’s lone intimation that the Macbeths were not always childless, but Justin Kurzel’s new adaptation..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

This Australian film puts a modern, hyperstylized spin on an old tale: Should it be, "Out, damned spot" or "Off, damned Ray-Bans"?
"...Damian Walshe-Howling and Jonny Pasvolsky. If you were Lady Macbeth, what would worry you more? The fact that your..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Lady Macbeth
A violent, desperate housewife plots murder
"...The young bride in Lady Macbeth is a 19th century woman intent on making her..."

July 28, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Austin Shakespeare's Macbeth
This military-themed staging of the tragedy gets lost in a haze of design and technical issues
"...In her program note for Macbeth, Austin Shakespeare Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella talks about the..."

May 13, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Something Wicked This Way Comes ... Again!
Dueling Macbeths on the stages of Austin prove once again this Shakespearean killer's undying popularity.
"...the dead to kill again and again. He is Macbeth, the Scottish lord who stabs his way to the..."

Oct. 13, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Outlaw King
Chris Pine aptly fills the crown of Robert the Bruce
"...nods to Justin Kurzel's unjustly overlooked 2015 adaptation of Macbeth). The battles aren't grand and formal, but brutal and..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Blood on the Austin Stage, Paint on the Texas Walls
And, go ahead, paint a little on Brenner while you're at it
"...You're, like, not supposed to say "Macbeth" in a theatre...."

Nov. 8, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

DVD Extra: 'Throne of Blood'
Criterion drops Kurosawa's Japanized 'Macbeth' on Blu-ray
"...of Blood, you may begin to think about Shakespeare’s Macbeth as “that Japanese play.”..."

Jan. 8, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Assassination of Jesse James may be the world’s first epic of misguided hero worship.
"...are over. Instead, he’s just in time for the “Macbeth days,” which are defined less by high adventure and..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Shakespeare's Othello is reimagined for the Indian audience in this Hindi-language film.
"...director also filmed Maqbool in 2003, his reinterpretation of Macbeth...."

July 28, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

This intersecting story that follows a half-dozen New Yorkers over the course of one long day and night is intellectually engaging and genuinely surprising, although not terribly risky.
"...stage and screen actress, teaching a master class on Macbeth. Grande-dame style, she bellows to her students about the..."

July 15, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time
"...Lenny Bruce. It also produced a film version of Macbeth, which was directed by Roman Polanski, and launched a..."

Feb. 19, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In the Shadow of the Stars
" in productions of La Boheme, Il Trovatore, and Macbeth, among others (these performance segments, I might add, border..."

June 5, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Wizard World: The Wit and Wisdom of Patrick Stewart (Abridged)
Captain Picard talks Shakespeare, airline travel, and free drink
"...The spritely 72 year old, best known for playing Macbeth, Professor Xavier, Captain Ahab, Scrooge, Gurney Halleck, Vladimir –..."

Oct. 28, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

"...of Animal House had staged their own production of Macbeth...."

Jan. 9, 1998 Arts Review

The Curse of the Play
"...Robert Faires updated this story in November of 2018...."

Oct. 13, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Toil and Trouble: A Troubling Turn on Shakespeare's Macbeth
Trouble Puppet makes the magic real in its magical retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth
"...Toil and Trouble: A Troubling Turn on Shakespeare's MacbethSalvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 573-2540 Through Nov...."

Nov. 16, 2012 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

Austin Shakespeare's staging is strong but at times is lost in its own sound and fury

Sept. 19, 2008 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

A Macbeth
In the State Theater Company production A Macbeth, director Guy Chandler Roberts strips the Scottish Play of its dramatic spectacle and boils it down into a compelling ritual of human evil, a Black Mass.
"...A Macbeth: Foul Is Fair..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Arts Review by Robert Faires

A Veteran's Voice
Playwright Johnny Meyer returned from war to learn that theatre is essential to life
"...quite get Hamlet," he says. "And then I read Macbeth, and that fucked me up. That was a soldier's..."

March 22, 2013 Arts Feature by Jillian Owens

A Macbeth: Fascinating Executions
The FronteraFest 2000 Long Fringe round-up continues with Robi Polgar's review of the State Theater Company School of Acting production of A Macbeth
"...A Macbeth: Fascinating Executions..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

When You Know What It Is You're Doing
"...jaunt into their creepy, alternate universe. -- Sarah Hepola MACBETH..."

April 10, 1998 Arts Feature

In the Mary Moody Northen Theatre production of Macbeth, the famously ambitious duo who murders its way to the top might well be the friendly couple next door

Feb. 23, 2007 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Critics Table 2000-2001 Nominations
The Austin Theatre Critics Table have announced the nominations for their ninth annual awards for achievement in the arts.
"...A Macbeth, State Theater Company..."

May 18, 2001 Arts Feature

Delicious Collisions
What a difference a year makes with Ann Ciccolella at Austin Shakespeare's helm
"...Lady Macbeth has a Palm Pilot, and Austin Shakespeare is on..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Our Shostakovich Year
On the centenary of Dmitri Shostakovich's birth, Austin arts groups join forces to throw the Russian composer a yearlong party
"...Lyric Opera's production of the composer's 1932 opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk – a work banned by the Soviet..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Meanwhile, Back at the Barn
The performance schedule for the Shakespeare at Winedale 2004 class
"...Macbeth, Thursday, July 22, 7:30pm; The Merry Wives of Windsor,..."

July 23, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Faeries' Oracle: Working with the Faeries to Find Wisdom, Insight, and Joy
"...Find Wisdom, Insight, and Joyby Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Books Review by Adrienne Martini

Director Marshall Ryan Maresca may lose the audience at times in the female-dominated world of his Macbeth, but he keeps hearts pounding on a trip through the supernatural world of Dunsinane and the many worlds of human psychosis.
"...Macbeth: A Walking Shadow..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Arts Review by Rob Curran

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