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Stratford Festival: Macbeth (NR)

Cast: Ian Lake, Michael Blake, Krystin Pellerin, Scott Wentworth

Release Date: March 18, 2017

Runtime: 2 hr. 37 mins.

Genre: Program

All hail Macbeth! Returning from victory on the battlefield where they have helped crush a rebellion against King Duncan of Scotland, the warriors Macbeth and Banquo are accosted by three mysterious women. These weird sisters greet Macbeth as Thane of Cawdor - a title belonging to one of the vanquished rebels - and predict he will subsequently become king. When Duncan quickly rewards Macbeth with the executed Cawdor's title, Macbeth - with the encouragement of his ambitious wife - begins to contemplate fulfilling the second part of the sisters' prophecy by taking his destiny into his own murderous hands.

Synopsis

All hail Macbeth! Returning from victory on the battlefield where they have helped crush a rebellion against King Duncan of Scotland, the warriors Macbeth and Banquo are accosted by three mysterious women. These weird sisters greet Macbeth as Thane of Cawdor - a title belonging to one of the vanquished rebels - and predict he will subsequently become king. When Duncan quickly rewards Macbeth with the executed Cawdor's title, Macbeth - with the encouragement of his ambitious wife - begins to contemplate fulfilling the second part of the sisters' prophecy by taking his destiny into his own murderous hands.