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Fair Is Foul and Foul Is Fair But Geoffrey Wright's 'Macbeth' Is Just Foul

Shakespeare's plays offer endless potential for adaptation, but sometimes, as is true of Geoffrey Wright's Macbeth (2006), when these reinterpretations fail we get a clearer impression of the original's genius.

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I don't think you can win this game. On the box, it says it's a tragedy.

Hamlet tried. Lear tried. Macbeth tried. Pac-Man tried. Play while you can. For in another level or two, you may die.

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In All Things Pop Culture, Reinterpretation is the Key to Relevancy

Everyone bemoans the remake, the bastardization of their memories, of something they hold dear. But times are constantly shifting, and our heroes cannot exist in a static universe. Without proper reinterpretation, would our pop icons still be relevant?

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'Saw' Points: Patrick Stewart in 'Macbeth'

This is a gripping interpretation of Macbeth, combining modern horror and Soviet-era paranoia.

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Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare

For anyone who appreciates acting this is highly recommended; for anyone studying acting, it's essential. If everything this educational was this entertaining, everyone in the world would have a Ph.D.

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