Thursday, March 8, 2018

Macbeth at Théâtre de l'Odéon, Paris 6th arrdt

In preparation for this outing, I subjected my teenage offspring to the Fassbender film version a couple of weeks ago. That was a bold move, and she didn't like it at all.

Once at the theatre, though, she saw the wisdom of her mother, because following Shakespeare on stage without previous knowledge of the play is not always that mince a feat, especially when you are by far the youngest in the audience.

Like me and her father, she preferred this play to the film. Contrary to Kurzel's movie, this was colourful and engaging, albeit a tad long (though the original play had been shortened to 2h20). The actors were remarkable and the staging simple yet impressive.

Great play, great performance! 

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