Macbeth on the Victorian stage

Macbeth was a very popular play in the nineteenth century, and most of the major actors tried their hand in the main roles. Productions were characterised by music and spectacle, including large numbers of singing witches. One of Shakespeare’s shortest plays often took more than three hours to perform. Professor Emerita, Sandra Clark, will consider the range and variety of the productions and the innovations some performers introduced.

Event details

  • 16 June 2016 18:30
  • Sandra Clark
  • Senate House Library
  • Senate House Library Event