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Macbeth - Too Much Blood

Fuck me or kill him!

MAKE MACBETH GREAT AGAIN!

Evil is not born in a dark cauldron, it rises from a reluctance to give into what brings us joy. And where one cannot grasp happiness, a natural desire for power grows. Power that allows us to seek revenge for our own traumas and feelings of worthlessness. This variation on Shakespeare’s Macbeth takes place in a time resembling past, present, and future. It bears the question whether we are returning to old models when “men were men”, “women were women”, and anyone who wanted power and money had to spill blood, or whether we are gazing into a future where sophistication, propriety, and empathy have once again yielded to our basest instincts.

The world of this Macbeth speaks through a universal language that has no place for refinement or philosophical thought. A language that has a very simple and straightforward understanding of reality. This world only needs one language and several words to make sense. A dark bluegrass black comedy on a classic theme that blends absurdity with melancholy.

DURATION
110 min with interval

CREATIVE TEAM
script, set, director / David Jařab
dramaturgy / Lucie Ferenzová
costumes / Sylva Zimula Hanáková
music / Jakub Kudláč

CAST
Macbeth / Miloslav König
Lady Macbeth / Anežka Kubátová
Banco / Jiří Černý
Duncan / Leoš Noha
Macduff / Václav Vašák
Ross / Jakub Vaverka
Lady Macduff / Johana Matoušková
Man 1 / Vojtěch Vondráček
Man 2 / Petr Čtvrtníček

PREMIERE
April 7th and 8th, 2017

Czech actors communicate with a simple, rhythmic abbreviated English.

AWARDS

  • 2017 – Theatre Critics’ Awards – Play of the Year

TOUR

  • 2017 – Katona József Theatre, Budapest (Hungary)