New Rep On Tour presents Macbeth
March 27, 2010
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.