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4.1 / 5 Rated by 44 members
Review from Gare.Chicago
12 events 5 reviews

I'm familiar with Macbeth from previous performances, and of course from reading the play itself. The lead characters' passion and eventual moral corruption and downfall leave a trail of blood and horror by the time the curtain falls, so...continued

reviewed Jan 14 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 1 review

My wife and I walked out at intermission and would have left earlier. We did not want to disturb the show, so we waited. If you can avoid this show, then do so. I've seen Macbeth in a number of other venues and was disappointed at the acting, the...continued

reviewed Jan 30 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
5 events 1 review

this production of macbeth was confounding on a couple levels: the costuming & set were updated to reflect a modern/military setting, but i'm not sure to what effect. the use of "technology" was similiarly baffling - and i use that word in quotes...continued

reviewed Feb 03 2009 report as inappropriate
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After his award-winning 2006 CST debut as Hamlet, acclaimed Canadian classical actor Ben Carlson returns to CST’s stage as Macbeth, joined by celebrated Chicago actress Karen Aldridge as Lady Macbeth. This powerful pair leads a cast of 30 in Artistic Director Barbara Gaines’ long-awaited first production of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s richly poetic drama of a marriage besieged by a relentless desire for power.

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