Trade Ed. Audio Partners/ Arkangel 2005
CS ISBN 0140867767 $17.95 Two cassettes
CD ISBN 193221920X $19.95 Two CDs
MACBETH has a cursed history. A disturbingly large number of actors have been maimed, mugged, and even murdered while performing it--so experiencing it safely via CD is perhaps prudent. This recording is everything one has come to expect from the Arkangel Shakespeare series--solid performances and suitably Scottish voices--but offers little in the way of fresh interpretation. Still, the famous scenes are memorable--from the drama of Lady Macbeth's guilty sleepwalking to the low comedy of the drunken porter at the gates of hell--and remind the listener that even a conventional Macbeth succeeds if it is well acted. D.B. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]
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