"There can be only one King!"
In a not so distant future, the worst thing imaginable has happened. The great cities of the world lay in ruin. The few souls who survive wander as nomads swearing allegiance to various warlords. The greatest of these being Duncan, of Scotland. Now, in a post apocoylptic fortress, one man plots his ascension. But what is Macbeth's destiny? Greatness...or Death?
Black Box Theatre Publishing presents a modern language version of the Shakespearean Classic, set in a dark future world which exists only a heartbeat away.
Cast Size: 17. Running Time: 90 Minutes.
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The whole purpose of this play was to create a version of Macbeth that young people would enjoy watching and participating in. I have referred to it on more than one occasion as Macbeth for the X-Box Generation, and I think, at least visually, that 's what productions of this play should strive for. A post-apocalyptic nightmare set in an urban fortress framed with barbed wire. Homeless shadows hovering around smoking barrels while a great city smolders in the background. TV screens are placed strategically across the wasteland as certain characters appear in a Big Brother-esque fashion.
The scenes that appear on screen can be filmed before hand and played back during the performance, with adequate pauses left for the onstage actors to respond. Don't be afraid of this technical aspect of this show. In the productions I have been involved with, most with very modest budgets, the video playback only required a few TV's, a VCR, a splicer and enough cable to connect them all together. Modern technology will make this even easier.
Please note that the language of the play has been slightly modernized for this version as well. Modern audiences will have no trouble understanding dialogue.
Colonel L. Henry Dowell is an author and internationally produced playwright from Central Kentucky. He holds the distinction of being the best selling author of parodies and satires on Amazon. He received his BA in Theatre from Morehead State University and attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. In 2013, the Governor of Kentucky commissioned him a Kentucky Colonel, the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth.
He is the co-founder of The Gusto Theatre Company, where he has directed original productions and adaptations of the classics for over 20 years.
Colonel Dowell has published over 40 novels and plays including Batguy, Sleeping Beauty in the 25th Century, Hairy Pothead: The Stoned Sorcerer, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves of the Old Republic, The Sleigh Team, The Long John Cafe, Cinderella and the Quest for the Crystal Pump, So, Who Was That Masked Guy Anyway?, Wanted: Santa Claus, Jacklyn Sparrow and the Lady Pirates of the Caribbean, Humbug!, Frankenstein Rocks!, The Dracula Spectacula, Dear John, Elvis Meets Nixon, The Boyz and Me, My Father and Son, Even Adam, The Many Hats of Theodore Roosevelt, Otherwise Known as Anthony Roberts and The Four Presidents. All of the Colonel's plays are available for amateur and/or professional productions worldwide.
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Descrizione libro Black Box Theatre Publishing Company, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria INGM9780615552118
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Descrizione libro Black Box Theatre Publishing Company, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0615552110