Macbeth New York Schedule
The New York Times billed the New York production of Macbeth as being, "Fast, furious
and unstoppable... this Macbeth [knocks] the breath out of everyone, audience included."
Make sure to get your tickets
now to watch as one of Shakespeare's most powerful tragedies unfolds. This fast-paced production puts you directly on the
sidelines of the battle, encouraging you to embrace the intensity and emotion that surrounds this classic tale.
is scheduled to play in New York on May 31; June 2-15; and 17-22 at the Park Avenue Armory. Described as being "part palace
and part industrial shed," the Park Avenue Armory serves as a pioneering cultural institution that smears the lines between
pop culture and art. The former home of the Seventh Regiment, the Park Avenue Armory embraces the unconventional work of artists.
Since 2007, the Armory has prepared a series of performances that have cultivated critical acclaim and attention through both
independent and collaborative efforts.
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is set in medieval Scotland where Macbeth, a general in King Duncan's army, and Banquo, his fellow soldier, return back home
after a victorious battle. Three witches appear and recognize Macbeth as "Thane of Glamis," "Thane of Cawdor" and "King hereafter."
They additionally foreshadow that the heirs of the throne of the future will descend from Banquo instead of Macbeth.
witches vanish, and one of the King's messengers delivers the news that Macbeth as been named Thane of Cawdor, realizing the
first part of the witches' prediction. King Duncan also declares that his son Malcolm has been given the nod as heir to the
throne. He also decides that he is spending the night at Macbeth's castle.
Meanwhile, Lady Macbeth goes over her husband's
letter alone, where she finds out about the witches' predictions. She is afraid that Macbeth isn't brave enough to kill the
King and steal the crown. When Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth about his reservations to kill the King, she persuades him that
it must be done. That night, Macbeth stabs Duncan while he is asleep and two guards take the fall for the murder.
next morning, Macduff, a nobleman, finds the King's body. The King's son, Malcolm, bolts to England, and the lords of the
kingdom make a promise to punish the killer. Macbeth is then appointed to take over the throne, but with the witches' foretelling
in mind, he organizes the murders of Banquo and his son, Fleance. Banquo is killed but Fleance manages to escape the hired
At a royal banquet, Banquo's ghost is seen sitting in Macbeth's chair. He goes back to see the
witches, who have updated their prophecies: to beware Macduff, that he can never be murdered by "one of woman born" and to
never be afraid until he sees Birnham Wood start to move. Macbeth thinks that he is in the clear, despite the witches predictions
still showing that Banquo's family will take the throne.
Upon learning that Macduff escaped the country, Macbeth puts
out the order to put Macduff's family to death. Consumed by the sins she has executed, Lady Macbeth starts to sleepwalk. Together,
Macduff and Malcolm organize an army to take on Macbeth, cutting down branches of Birnham Wood to hide their number. Macbeth
is fortifying his own army, when he hears the news that Lady Macbeth has passed away. Macbeth goes into battle, where Macduff
tells him that he was "from his mother's womb, untimely ripped." Macduff overcomes Macbeth, and Malcom takes the crown as
the King of Scotland.
The History of Macbeth
Penned by William Shakespeare between 1603 and 1607, Macbeth
is considered to be one of the greatest tragedies ever put to paper. The play was adapted from the true story of Mac Bethad
mac Findlaich, King of the Scots.
It is recognized that Macbeth was written partly to celebrate King James, who had
just taken the throne in 1603. King James was captivated by witches, and the witches of Macbeth were most likely inspired
by King James' fascination. Additionally, much of the plot of Macbeth is inferred to have been influenced by the Gunpowder
Plot of 1605 - when an assassination attempt was made on King James of England and King James VI of Scotland by a band of
Macbeth has proven to be Shakespeare's most coveted play, having been performed more frequently than
any other of his works. Macbeth was first showcased in 1611 at the Globe Theatre in London. There have been nearly 50 productions
of Macbeth performed on Broadway over the decades.
You may have heard of "the curse of
Macbeth." To date, there are hundreds of reported incidents surrounding this legendary curse. The curse started with the debut
of Macbeth when the boy who assumed the role of Lady Macbeth died unexpectedly. Shakespeare then stepped in to play the role
himself. This is just one of multiple myths floating around the origin of the superstitions encircling the play. In 1849,
Edwin Forrest and William Charles Macready, two notable Shakespearean actors, started a fight that spiraled out of control.
It became known as the Astor Place Riots, which killed 25 people and injured 120.
The curse is respected and known around
the planet, and for centuries thespians make a concentrated effort to avoid announcing the title of the play out loud.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford, Macbeth will be hosted in the 55,000-square-foot-space
of Park Avenue Armory's Drill Hall.
The production, which also stars Alex Kingston in the role of Lady Macbeth, is a
highly anticipated show that you just can't afford to miss!
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