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Macbeth, William Shakespeare, 2011

William Shakespeare
  • Stage JK Tyl Theatre
  • Premiere Saturday, 17 December 2011
  • Age Category From 14 years
  • Translation:
    Martin Hilský
    Directed by:
    Jan Burian
    Stage Design:
    Karel Glogr
    Dana Svobodová
    Script Editor:
    Marie Caltová
    Incidental music:
    Petr Kofroň
    Karel Basák

The tragedy of Macbeth was came about in1606, inthe vicinity of King Lear and Othello, in the heyday of Shakespeare’s creative career. In all cases is a powerful image of the disintegration of a strong personality. The warlord Macbeth, the Scottish king’s cousin, is a child of fortune at the beginning of Shakespeare’s tragedy of the same name. His popularity grows even after his extraordinary bravery decides an important battle. But the witches’ prophecy of him becoming king, and the ambitions of his wife, Lady Macbeth, cause him to have delusions of grandeur. Shakespeare, in rich, dynamic, poetic paintings, captures the feeling of moral decline of Macbeth and his wife. Compliance with the order of the world is gradually replaced with arbitrariness and chaos. Disintegration of the personality of the head of state results in the destruction of the whole society. Macbeth is one of the most suggestive, constricted, but also the cruellest of plays. Since the last production of this drama in Pilsen, a full 48 years have passed.