2015 MacBeth – Interview with reviewer Gilbert Seah

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Read Gilbert’s movie review of MacBeth: http://festivalreviews.org/2015/12/09/movie-review-macbeth-2015/

I recently chatted this Gilbert about his reactions to the Shakespeare 2015 version of MacBeth. 

What is your personal history with this epic Shakespeare play? When did you first read it? Have you seen it performed on stage?

I always loved English Literature in school.  I studied in Singapore, a former British colony and had to study Shakespeare plays in school.  But my school did not pick MacBeth, so I never read the play.  Neither have I seen it on stage.  But I have seen many film versions;

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Have you watched most film adaptations of MacBeth? 

I would have to say I have seen 6 different film adaptations including one in Russian that lasted 3 hours.

You reference the 1971 Roman Polanski directed MacBeth in your review. Is that the ultimate cinematic portrayal of MacBeth?

There is no ultimate portrayal of MacBeth. …

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