Macbeth
William Shakespeare

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Narrated By: , Ken Stott, Liam Brennan, Phyllis Logan, Tom Mannion

Duration: 1 hour and 49 minutes

What to expect

In this BBC full-cast production, a trio of witches predicts Macbeth's early demise.

In a tale of fate, fulfilment and ego, Macbeth and his wife desire the Scottish kingship. Macbeth's temptation and descent into evil, his wife's ruthlessness and subsequent madness and the overarching presence of the supernatural charge this gripping production. Will their conscience, and the prophecy, catch up with them before the crown can be secured?

Ken Stott stars as Macbeth and Phyllis Logan as Lady Macbeth.

BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly-formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

In this acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre. Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the modern day.

Genre

Classic fiction, Fiction: general & literary, Narrative theme: Love & relationships, Radio plays, scripts & performances

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