Macbeth | Critical Review by Ben Brantley

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of Macbeth.
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Critical Review by Ben Brantley

SOURCE: Brantley, Ben. “Fierce Kindred Spirits, Burning for a Throne.” New York Times (22 June 2000): E1, E5.

In the following review, Brantley commends Gregory Doran's Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) production of Macbeth as insightful and assured, particularly citing the intense performances of Antony Sher and Harriet Walter as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Their glittering, too-open eyes are scary, so luminous that you expect them to glow in the dark. But while the usual witches and ghosts are in attendance, it is something less supernatural that gives this power couple's gaze its intensity in the Royal Shakespeare Company's thrilling new production of Macbeth, which runs through Sunday at the Long Wharf Theater here.

Come now, you've seen the look that beams so unnervingly from the faces of Antony Sher and Harriet Walter, the show's splendid stars, and if...

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