On April 24th, we celebrated Shakespeare’s birthday with a look at a magic-filled Macbeth. Hyattsvillian Janet Griffin, newly retired artistic producer for the Folger Theatre, and actors Kate Eastwood Norris (Lady Macbeth) and Cody Nickell (Macduff) revisited the theater’s exciting 2008 production of Macbeth, co-directed by the famous magician Teller and Aaron Posner. The sold-out production was later filmed with a live audience. Watch this astonishing Macbeth, available for you to view free through the Folger website, and experience how the staging, faithful to the 400-year-old text, was riveting and remains vividly alive to the team that developed it.
The event was part of the Route 1 Corridor Conversations series organized by Hyattsville Aging in Place, Helping Hands University Park, Neighbors Helping Neighbors College Park, and Explorations on Aging College Park.
Here are links for more information about topics mentioned in the talk:
- The Folger Theatre’s Macbeth (includes background interviews and full video of the play)
- Overview of the Play’s Plot
- Shakespeare After All by Marjorie Garber
- Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot
- The Curse of The Scottish Play