Macbeth, Tennessee Shakespeare Company

Shelby Farms Park Outdoor Wooden O Ampitheatre
Memphis, Tenn.
October 5 – 23, 2011

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Dan McCleary

As King Duncan on the battlefield with Macduff (Wolf Coleman) (PHOTO: TSC)

Promoting Macbeth (Tony Molina, Jr.) to Thane of Cawdor, while his son Malcolm (Slade Kyle) looks on (PHOTO: TSC)

As the murdered Duncan's spirit, imagining himself as the porter of hell-gate and soliciting the souls in the audience, while the witches Katharine Abbruzzese and J.J. Rodgers look on (PHOTO: TSC)

As the warrior-thane Caithness, protecting Malcolm (Kyle Slade) as they approach the fortress Dunsinane from Birnam Wood (PHOTO: TSC)

Critical Response

“Some lines are isolated to sound modern. The phrase “knock knock, who’s there?” is used [by Johnny Lee Davenport] to illicit a response from the crowd and turn the porter’s speech into a Southern-flavored comedy routine, as well as Duncan’s eulogy for himself.”
—L.B. Siler, (October 11, 2011)

“Sunday night I attended the Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s production of Macbeth, under the stars in Shelby Farms Park. As you can imagine, it was nothing short of magical.”
—Kalisa, I’ll Be the One in Heels Blog (October 18, 2011)

“Terrific! We took a large group of high school seniors to see this play on the coldest day of the week. Even with a vicious wind chilling us at time seemingly to the bone, the students were mesmerized. I have seen many versions of this play, and this was one of the best. The actors are commanding, and, yet, humanize the characters.”
—Monique Fisher, Arts Memphis Reader Review (October 22, 2011)

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