The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1148 Monday, 16 November 1998.
Date: Saturday, 14 Nov 1998 23:00:38 -0800
Subject: Macbeth in Vancouver
There's a version of Macbeth playing until the twentieth on Granville
Island, near downtown Vancouver. This production has a strong
commitment to New Age magic, and is created by a group dedicated to that
very theme. The advertisement in Playboard, a local magazine that lists
such things, includes the following:
"With more than a dozen technical personnel, this mystical Macbeth will
include an authentic witch's coven of thirteen sky-clad dancers and
actresses trained in the authentic 10th century spells."
This whole emphasis left me rather predisposed against the performance,
but I did actually think that there were some very good points, such as
Brent Fidler and Kathleen Duborg as Lord and Lady M. Besides, how often
does one see a production which doesn't cut Hecate's harangue?