2017 - Year of Macbeth
The Second Sunday of Each Month at 7pm
The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles cordially invites artists, arts organizations, educational institutions, and public benefit organizations in Los Angeles County to join us in a year-long exploration of Macbeth.
We are dedicating 2017 to an exploration of different ways to interpret and express perspectives on one of Shakespeare’s most powerful and enigmatic works.
We are reaching out to artists, innovators, educators, community organizers, and catalysts for social change of all kinds, both individuals and companies; including film makers, art producers, visual artists, poets, performance artists, spoken word artists, graphic designers, choreographers, dancers, dance companies, composers, bands, singers, songwriters, to ask:
What is your take on this great play? Its themes? Characters? And plot? How does it resonate for twenty-first century Los Angelinos? Is it primarily about destiny and fate? an observation on the nature of “vaulting ambition”? Is Macbeth a vicious killer unleashed? A good man turned bad by evil forces? Is Lady Macbeth a dark heroine? Evil? A zombie? And what the heck are those witches doing?
We are interested in convening and facilitating a conversation that challenges presumptions of, and illuminates fresh insights on this timeless masterpiece and its nexus with our community.
Come to the Symposium to discuss potential collaborative projects!!
You are invited to take a look at the text of Macbeth and stop by and share your ideas. Please RSVP to Paul@ShakespeareCenter.org if you can make it. (Also, please contact us if you are interested in collaborating but can’t make this meeting.)
Macbeth: Entire Text at M.I.T.
Different Interpretations A list of various ways of interpreting the play
Enjoying Macbeth Macbeth from the perspective of a medical pathologist
Macbeth - Wikipedia The Wkipedia page
Macbeth riot in nyc A riot over two competing productions of Macbeth in 1849. Twenty-five people die.
Macbeth Summary Thug Notes Summary and Analysis of Macbeth
Macbeth 1983 BBC version with Nicol Williamson
Macbeth 1978 Royal Shakespeare Company, Treveor Nunn directing, with Ian McKellan and Judi Dench
Macbeth 1971 Directed by Roman Polanski
Macbeth 2009 Student adaptation from High School in Utah
Macbeth 1998 With Sean Pertwee and Greta Scacchi
Macbeth 1981 With Jeremy Brett and Piper Laurie
Macbeth 2013 Globe Theatre in London. Theatre production filmed
Macbeth 1966 BBC radio version with Paul Scofield and Peggy Ashcroft
Macbeth Act 2, Sc. 1 L.A. Subway Shakespeare Project
Macbeth Compare and Contrast Opening Scenes from five different adaptations
The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles is a 32 year-old, non-profit theater company based in Downtown Los Angeles that presents the works of William Shakespeare as reflections of the people, history and landscape of Los Angeles.