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Review: Hawke is a broody monarch in ‘Macbeth’

November 21, 2013 • Entertainment


This image released by Lincoln Center Theater shows Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff during a performance of “Macbeth, in New York. (AP Photo/Lincoln Center Theater, T Charles Erickson)

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s black and white and red all over— but mostly black?

The answer is the elegantly noir production of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” that opened Thursday night at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater, starring Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff as the murderously ambitious power-couple.

Director Jack O’Brien (“The Nance,” ”Dead Accounts”) has set the Scottish tragedy amid appropriately dark, ominously towering walls, on a pitch-black stage engraved with a pentagram and other magical symbols that reflect the extensive presence of sorcery. Nightmarish lighting, discordant music and frequent haze envelop an excellent Login to read more

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