Articles Tagged 'Macbeth'

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WATCH: Michael Fassbender in ‘Macbeth’ Trailer

Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) takes on the title role of the power-hungry Scottish general in the retelling of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. In an earlier Anglo post, Fassbender talked about director Justin Kurzel giving his film adaptation a modern perspective, suggesting Macbeth suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Rather than focusing on Macbeth and […]

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9 TV Characters Who Owe It All to Shakespeare

Forgive the hyperbole, gentle reader. The stories upon which William Shakespeare based the plays that have so inspired these TV shows are older than he is, and as there’s still some debate as to whether one man actually wrote all of those plays anyway, it’s perhaps a little ripe to suggest he’s the fountainhead from […]

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WATCH: Marion Cotillard on Playing Lady Macbeth Opposite Michael Fassbender: ‘He Surprised Me’

Michael Fassbender is a man of many talents—and now he’s taken on Macbeth—one of Shakespeare’s greatest characters. The new Macbeth film, directed by Justin Kurzel, won’t be out until next year but Fassbender’s co-star, Marion Cotillard, who plays the formidable Lady Macbeth, found working opposite him a little unpredictable—but in a positive way. “He surprised […]

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Sir Kenneth Branagh to Perform Shakespeare in NYC Armory

Sir Kenneth Branagh will make his New York stage debut in a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth at an army base, reports BBC News. He made his return to Shakespeare after over a decade with his Manchester International Festival production of the Scottish general’s strife after receiving a prophecy from three witches, which he starred in […]

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Will Michael Fassbender Play Macbeth?

Michael Fassbender (Shame) is attached to play the lead in a new film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, reports BBC News. The casting is yet to be confirmed by Fassbender himself but multiple publications are reporting the X-Men star will take on the role of the Scottish lord Macbeth and he will speak in the original […]