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Re: *Macbeth*s
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1155  Tuesday, 17 November 1998.

[1]     From:   Brian McGugan <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 17 Nov 98 02:37:24 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.1148  Macbeth in Vancouver

[2]     From:   William Allard <
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        Date:   Monday, 16 Nov 1998 17:21:34 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.1148  Macbeth in Vancouver


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From:           Brian McGugan <
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Date:           Tuesday, 17 Nov 98 02:37:24 -0000
Subject: 9.1148  Macbeth in Vancouver
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.1148  Macbeth in Vancouver

I saw the production of Macbeth playing on Granville Island here in
Vancouver last week, at the "Performance Works" space. What a great show
it was, and certainly the witches were the best that I've ever seen.
While there may have been a few layers of interpretation missed by some
of the actors, it is a strong ensemble piece, with a simple but strong
use of space and design. A real treat!

Brian McGugan

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Date:           Monday, 16 Nov 1998 17:21:34 +0000
Subject: 9.1148  Macbeth in Vancouver
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.1148  Macbeth in Vancouver

Macbeth in Hayward, CA.

Saw Macbeth performed this weekend at Cal State Hayward, and the
representation of the witches was one of the most simple yet effective
ways that I've seen. Each witch was made of a long, flowing white sheet
of fabric, about eight feet tall by four feet wide. Perched atop was a
mask slightly female in countenance (considering their underworldly
domain). All witches had two hands, but not arms. The arms, and the
horizontal bar placed behind, and hidden from the audience, were
operated by a female attendant, clad in body suit and rags, and as the
attendants danced, they in turn made the witches dance and flow
menacingly and ethereally. Quite effective with voiced over incantations
and spot lighting.
 

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