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Macbeth DVD Special Features


Eight short features take you behind the scenes with exclusive commentary that make viewing Macbeth even better. The 50 minutes of supplementary material includes interviews with directors Teller and Aaron Posner, designers, actors, and scholars.


  • Capturing Macbeth film trailer takes you inside the critically-acclaimed production.
  • Directing Macbeth demonstrates the process that Aaron Posner and Teller go through to mount the stage production.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth takes a close look at what motivates these complex characters via interviews with the actors and directors.
  • Acting Macbeth gives fascinating insight into how actors prepare for their roles.
  • Comedy in Macbeth illustrates how the tension in the play is often relieved by humor, with a special focus on the role of the Porter.
  • Blood Will Have Blood gives a behind-the-scenes look at how stage blood is used to create a “horror show” atmosphere in Macbeth.
  • The Weird Sisters explores the directors’ unique choices in how to portray these extraordinary—and controversial—characters
  • Stage Combat explains how the fight director coaches the actors to create a unique fighting style and believable battle sequences.

Downloadable transcripts of each special feature are available in PDF format are listed on the right side of this page.


  Related Items

Feature 1 Transcript - Capturing Macbeth

Feature 2 Transcript - Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth

Feature 3 Transcript - Stage Combat

Feature 4 Transcript - Comedy in Macbeth

Feature 5 Transcript - The Weird Sisters

Feature 6 Transcript - Directing Macbeth

Feature 7 Transcript - Blood Will Have Blood

Feature 8 Transcript - Acting Macbeth

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My class gave it rave reviews.


I think it's one of the best productions ever, especially for high school students!

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