TNT The­atre Bri­tain: Mac­beth Date: Venue:

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Nov 15-17 — 7:30 pm

Bei­jing Longfu The­atre

A dark thriller as well as a pro­found study of the na­ture and al­lure of evil, “Mac­beth” was TNT theater Bri­tain’s first Shake­speare pro­duc­tion and the troupe has pre­sented the play in 31 coun­tries world­wide since its premier per­for­mance in 2000. This full-blooded pro­duc­tion un­leashes the vi­tal power of Shake­speare’s dark mas­ter­piece, blend­ing a highly phys­i­cal style, a well-in­te­grated mu­si­cal score and a dy­namic in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the Shake­spearean verse that has gen­er­ated en­thu­si­asm from au­di­ences and crit­ics alike. As with many of Shake­speare’s works, the plot is uni­ver­sal. A war­rior — Mac­beth — en­coun­ters three witches who pre­dict that one day he will be king. Un­able to re­sist the temp­ta­tion, Mac­beth and his wife se­cretly mur­der the king and claim the crown. To hold onto power they will kill any­one who stands in their way, even their best friend. But their evil comes back to haunt them as ghosts and witches rise against them and a good war­rior es­capes their clutches to claim re­venge for the slaugh­ter of his fam­ily. The Mac­beths meet a just and ter­ri­ble end that is am­pli­fied by mad­ness and de­spair.

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