At the Theatre . . . “Macbeth”

I love getting to go see a good play performed at a theatre.  Way back in high school I took part in pretty much every theatrical production the school put on.  However, after heading to college I no longer perused involvement in theatre (specifically acting) any longer.  I did continue to greatly enjoy attending shows though.

On Saturday evening Eliza and I went to The Warehouse Theatre‘s production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”  I thought it was a wonderfully done play.  The acting was great.  The set and costume design was captivating, being modernized instead of the traditional medieval look.  And all around the atmosphere was perfect for what could easily be one of Shakespeare’s darkest plays (I hear that “Titus Andronicus” is pretty grim too, but I have never read nor seen it to compare).  All and all the show made for some great entertainment.

I personally find Shakespeare’s plays to be very enjoyable and have taken the time to read many of his works.  But I really love getting to see them performed live as the subtle differences in interpreting the story can create a wide variety of experiences.  This was the first time that I had ever seen a live performance of “Macbeth” but even this single occasion provided me with new ways to consider the story than I had previously encountered (besides having read the book, I have seen a film version, as well as the excellent “Scotland, PA” which is based on of the story of “Macbeth”).

All and all good times.  if you live in the Greenville area consider checking out this play, it runs till February 27th.

~ by Nathaniel on February 16, 2010.

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