by William Shakespeare
directed by Ross MacDonald
War and the struggle for power in a modern age.
"Blood has been shed ere now, i' the olden time...and since too, murders have been perfor'd."-Macbeth
Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy of one man's rise to power, leaving a trail of blood and bodies in his wake, has spanned the centuries. In New Rep On Tour's contemporary version, the play's backdrop is the recent Bosnian war, where the warriors and weapons resemble an action movie instead of the middle ages. Macbeth's bloodthirsty tale of power, revenge, and ultimate downfall, when placed in this modern context, heightens our awareness of what it is to live in a warlike state.
New Rep On Tour is an educational outreach program dedicated to bringing professional productions of relevant plays from the dramatic and literary canon to area Middle and High Schools. Now entering its 10th Season, New Rep On Tour has reached over 50,000 students. It features the talents of some of Boston's finest artists, who create 90-minute adaptations of significant dramatic literature, which are aligned with the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks. The Tour is enhanced with artist-led workshops, post-show discussions with the students, and study guides for teachers, all aimed at making the New Rep On Tour experience exciting, entertaining, and educational.
For information about bringing New Rep On Tour's MACBETH to your school please contact Christopher Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-923-7060 x206. Tour Dates: March 1 -- April 19, 2010
The April 5th performance at New Repertory Theatre is the only public performance.