Macbeth | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Bruce Weber

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Macbeth.
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Critical Review by Bruce Weber

SOURCE: Weber, Bruce. Review of Macbeth. New York Times (6 December 2002): B3.

In the following review of director Yukio Ninagawa's 2002 Japanese-language production of Macbeth, Weber praises the dazzling and elegant qualities of the cast, set, and choreography, but questions the overall depth of Ninagawa's interpretation.

Perhaps the most surprising thing about the gaudily stylish but undeniably exciting Macbeth being presented as part of the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music is that the director, Yukio Ninagawa, is 67 and the best-known director of classical theater in Japan. For in its overall glam visage as well as in many of its hip particulars, it feels very much like the work of an enfant terrible, someone immersed in contemporary aesthetics and given to youthful excess.

The stage is embraced by enormous, angled walls of paneled mirrors, often hazed over with smoke...

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This section contains 986 words
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