Macbeth Movies & Media Adaptations

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Macbeth. Republic, 1948.

Motion picture version of Shakespeare's tragedy, featuring Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, and Roddy McDowall. Directed by Orson Welles. Distributed by Republic Pictures Home Video. 111 minutes.

Macbeth. Andrew Draunsberg and Hugh Hefner, 1971.

Roman Polanski's controversial film adaptation of the tragedy, which features realistic design. graphic violence, and afatalistic atmosphere. The cast includes Jon Finch, Nicholas Selby, and Martin Shaw. Distributed by RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video. 139 minutes.

Macbeth. BBC, TIme Life Television, 1976.

Television adaptation of Macbeth and part of the series "The Shakespeare Plays." Features Eric Porter and Janet Suzman. Distributed by TImeLife Video. 137 minutes.

Macbeth. Miami Dade Community College, BBC, 1978.

Presents key scenes from Shakespeare's tragedy. Narrated by Jose Ferrer. Distributed by Films, Inc. 60 minutes.

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