Monday, April 11, 2011


Macbeth at BAM was just about adequate; some good touches in the staging, and not bad acting all round, but they were doing something with the line delivery that makes me crazy, it is the regardless-of-syntax pause before an important word ("ravelled--SLEEVE"), and there was also something very ill-advised going on with the accents: at some point someone must have had a theory, but there was no sign in evidence of a coherent rationale for why one character spoke officer-class English-accented English and another working-class, one Scottish of one stamp and one Scottish of another....

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