From April to June 2012, Shakespeare’s Globe brought theatre companies from around the world to perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 37 languages. The Globe to Globe season was part of the World Shakespeare Festival for the London 2012 Festival.
Macbeth is no longer available but you can still see some of the Globe to Globe plays featured on The Space.
MACBETH – MAKBET
Performed in Polish by Teatr im Kochanowskiego
(with subtitles in English)
It was founded in 1975 with the construction of the Jan Kochanowski theatre in Opole, which was the country’s largest theatre at the time. It has since become a place for bold and avant-garde theatre to be staged, and for artistic risks to be taken.
Victorious soldiers Macbeth and Banquo encounter three Witches, who predict that Macbeth will take the Scottish throne and Banquo’s children will succeed him. Driven by a desire for power and spurred on by his madly ambitious wife, Macbeth plots and murders his way to the throne, where he is plagued with guilt and hounded by his enemies.
PRINCIPAL CAST AND CREDITS
Macbeth: Michal Majnicz
Duncan: Grzegorz Minkiewicz
Banquo: Przemyslaw Kozlowski
Lady Macbeth: Judyta Paradzinska
Three witches: Ewa Wyszomirska, Andrzej Jakubczyk, Maciej Namysło
Director: Maja Kleczewska
Music: Waldemar Wroblewski
Scenography: Katarzyna Borkowska
The Space has edited two graphic sex scenes from this production.