Entirely shot on green screen, Shakespeare’s Macbeth has been reinvented by Director Kit Monkman (The Knife That Killed Me) in an exciting new film adaptation.
Monkman’s unique adaptation successfully bridges the gap between theatre and film to create a wholly new type of imaginative space. This radical new adaptation puts the audience’s engagement with the story centre-stage, amplifying the theatrical context of the original and creating truly innovative and thrilling cinematic vistas, whilst maintaining the language and themes of Shakespeare’s original play.
Accurate yet accessible, this interpretation is for all audiences; from a fresh retelling for avid Shakespeare fans, to a learning tool for any students studying Macbeth.
As an additional bonus, the screening will be preceded by fifteen minutes of footage documenting ‘The Making Of Macbeth: The Film’.
Professor Peter Holland, Chair of the International Shakespeare Association, says the adaptation is, “Brilliant and exhilarating. Kit Monkman’s Macbeth (is) the most innovative rethinking of what it means to put Shakespeare on film for decades . . . a forceful reimagining of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy.”
The screening will be introduced by Dr Ramona Wray, School of Arts, English and Languages, Queen’s University Belfast.
Dr. Ramona Wray is Reader in English Literature at Queen’s University Belfast. She has written books on Women Writers of the Seventeenth Century (2004) and Great Shakespeareans: Welles, Kurosawa, Kozintsev, Zeffirelli (2013), and has published widely on Shakespeare and early modern drama, women’s writing and drama, adaptation, film and memory studies. In her introduction, Ramona will discuss the film’s interpretive and cinematic choices, and suggest some key things to look for in the film itself.