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Review: Daniel Craig Bonds With Macbeth
May 1, 2022, 9:26.44 pm ET


Review: Daniel Craig Bonds With Macbeth
Photo: Joan Marcus

By Brian Scott Lipton

At the very beginning of the new Broadway revival of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” now at the Longacre Theatre, actor Michael Dean Thornton comes out and gives the audience a bit of historical background about the writing of the work; specifically, that it was meant to satisfy King James I’s fascination with witches. That’s all well and good, but it would have been a better idea to explain – especially to those who have never seen or read the play – why its idiosyncratic director Sam Gold chose to surround his two first-rate stars, Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga, with such a confusing and often nonsensical production. Read Full Review


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