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Macbeth

July 24, 2024 - August 11, 2024

Director Ken Coughlin
Cast:
Michael Finn
(MACBETH), Sophia Carlin (LADY MACBETH),
Ken Dillon, Marc Martin-Martinez, Meredith Stracar, Dustin Pazar, Julianne Lorndale, Madison Stranahan, Elise Hansen, Larissa McLetchie, Thomas J. Kane, Lela Smith, Camilla Valentina, Sara Abebe, Sergio Lockhart, Daniel James Roth, Joelle Raske

Written by William Shakespeare.  First performed in 1606.   First published in 1626. 

It dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power

In brief: Three witches tell the Scottish general Macbeth that he will be King of Scotland. Encouraged by his wife, Macbeth kills the king, becomes the new king, and kills more people out of paranoia. Civil war erupts to overthrow Macbeth, resulting in more death.

Extended Summary:  Macbeth is a tragedy that tells the story of a soldier whose overriding ambition and thirst for power cause him to abandon his morals and bring about the near destruction of the kingdom he seeks to rule. At first, the conflict is between Macbeth and himself, as he debates whether or not he will violently seize power, and between Macbeth and his wife, as Lady Macbeth urges her husband toward a course of action he is hesitant to take.

Once Macbeth stops struggling against his ambition, the conflict shifts. It then primarily exists between Macbeth and the other characters, in particular Banquo and Macduff, who challenge his authority. Macbeth is the protagonist in the sense that he is the main focus of the narrative and that audiences frequently have access to his point of view. However, as he often acts against his own best interests, as well as the best interests of the other characters and his country, he is also the antagonist. The characters who oppose Macbeth and eventually defeat him do so in order to restore order and justice.

July 2024

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Start:
July 24, 2024
End:
August 11, 2024
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