Don’t miss out on the chance to catch Macbeth, one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, at the Folger Theatre!
This is not your traditional Macbeth, however! The Folger Theatre is using a Restoration-era adaption of the play by Sir William Davenant, who has taken some liberties with the setting and characters to update the play for modern audiences!
WHEN: September 4-23
WHERE: Folger Theatre
CONTACT: Click here or call 202-544-4600
Those who’ve read the play know that the course of Macbeth’s entire life changes (and not necessarily for the better) after an interaction with three riddle-speaking witches. He begins as a humble nobleman until the idea is put in his head that he’ll become a king, which shouldn’t be possible because there is already a king in place. But Macbeth’s cunning and ruthless wife formulates a plot that puts him on the throne — and ultimately leads to his tumultuous downfall.
In Davenant’s version, the setting and time period is updated to London after the Great Fire. The characters are no longer Scottish noblemen; instead, they’re criminals that have been locked up for their crimes. And the Folger Theatre plans to further update the play for modern audiences by adding music, some dancing, and even a new scene! Hurry and get your seats to see what they came up with!
Have you read Macbeth? Would you be interested in seeing an updated version of the classic play? Let us know what you think in the comments below!