Mac & Bet, The Movie
Palco ex Macelli
Directed by Emanuele Gamba
Starring Nicoletta Cifariello and Davide Niccolini
Dramaturgy collaboration by Leonardo Ceccanti
by William Shakespeare
Orson Welles 1948, Akira Kurosawa 1957, Roman Polanski 1971
Facing Macbeth after Orson, Akira, and Roman requires some ideas, at least a couple of talented actors, and a mountain of arrogance, which the Greeks called hybris. That, the hybris, and fate and free will are some of the numerous themes that run through William Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy; the shortest and – along with Titus Andronicus – the bloodiest. These are the themes that interest us.