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Set in a contemporary and brutal Middle Eastern conflict, TR Warszawa's 2008: Macbeth is unflinching in its depiction of the machine of violence that, once set in motion, works faster and ever more efficiently. With spectacular pyrotechnics, immersive video effects and an extraordinary, layered soundscape that plays tricks on the ear, Shakespeare’s web of politics, ambition and the supernatural is transformed into a contemporary, and highly physical, theatrical film. Supported by Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
2008: Macbeth is part of the London 2012 Festival, a UK wide festival from 21 June – 9 September 2012 featuring leading artists from around the world. 2008: Macbeth is part of the World Shakespeare Festival.
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2008: Macbeth14 Aug 2012
Theatre of war re-imagined for the 21st century
The first we hear of Major Macbeth, he’s radio-ing in from his Scotland-52 helicopter saying he’s going to undertake a dangerous raid on Arab insurgents in an unnamed Middle Eastern country in defiance of his commander. The attack is successful, so we…
Five electronica composers at the 2012 Edinburgh International Festival6 Aug 2012
Terry Riley, Laurent Garnier, Craig Armstrong, Abel Korzeniowski, Isao Tomito and Ryoji Ikeda
So the Edinburgh International Festival can be regarded by some as... how does one put this delicately... highbrow? Scholarly? Of course that’s not the Festival’s fault. That’s the fault of us lowly plebeians who refuse to dive into the deep immersive…
TR Warszawa's 2008: Macbeth relocates the Scottish Play to Iraq4 Aug 2012
Artistic director Grzegorz Jarzyna brings the production to Edinburgh International Festival 2012
Grzegorz Jarzyna is something of a wunderkind in Polish theatre. Since being appointed artistic director at TR Warszawa – the acclaimed theatre company based in Poland’s capital city – in 1998, aged just 30, he’s become known for his genre-pushing…
Edinburgh International Festival 2012 highlights11 Jul 2012
Highlights from the 2012 International Festival programme
Batsheva Dance Company. They last stirred the festival in 2008 with the blazing Deca Dance, which featured the relatively rare sight of some members of an EIF audience on stage with the performers. Under the guidance of innovative choreographer Ohad…
Unusual highlights from Edinburgh Festival 2012 programme11 Jul 2012
Barges, a spoken word section, free shows from big names and more
Dip in for some watery goings-on at the Art Festival as Tania Kovats invites you on a canal boat trip on 3 August. The vessel sets sail from behind Cargo on Fountainbridge at 9am, making the return voyage from Jupiter Artland at 3pm. Call 01506 889 900…
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