Members of Black Stripe Theater will perform an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Macbeth’, a story of ambition, murder, madness, and the supernatural. The play is set in 11th-Century Scotland. After some successes in battle, the great warrior ‘Macbeth,’ is given a prophecy by three witches that he will someday become king. His ambitious wife urges him to speed up the process by killing King Duncan and seizing the crown for himself. Events do not transpire as smoothly and happily as the couple imagines as Macbeth is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself. He soon becomes a dictator and forces Scotland into civil war. He and Lady Macbeth are then plunged into madness and untimely death.
EVENT: Dramatization of the play “Macbeth”
WHEN: December 5th (Thursday); 3rd period 13:20~14:50 AND an additional performance at 4th period 15:05~16:35
WHERE: Room 17309 — Building 17 on the 3rd Floor at 3rd period and Honda Auditorium 本多記念館 (17-610) at 4th period
TARGET AUDIENCE: IE students and any other interested parties who love live theater
Read the entire play online in the English of Shakespeare’s day at: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/macbeth/full.html.
Or, read the play in modern translation at “No Sweat Shakespeare”: