Thursday, April 18, 2013

Remaking Macbeth

Alan Cumming in Macbeth.

It sounds gimmicky, but I was really impressed with the creepy, evocative Macbeth now on Broadway, in which Alan Cumming gets to stretch his Shakespeare muscles by playing all of the major characters. I'd become accustomed to thinking of Cumming as more of an entertainment personality than as the rigorous and talented actor he proves to be in this condensed version of the Scottish Play, set in an asylum.