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Ok, unless you have the play memorized, this is hard to follow without the characters before you on the stage, but it is still just EXCELLENT. Don't let that difficulty stop you, just listen to this with the play or a guide in front of you, so you always remember who is speaking and where they are.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
I greatly enjoyed listening to this full-cast performance. There was great chemistry between the lead cast Mr. Marsters and Mrs. Whalley which sparked the story.
The sound effects were appropriate and didn't distract. A few of the male voices sounded similar, so sometimes it took a while to distinguish the different characters (if you are not very familiar with the lines)
All in all a production in the typical LATW quality and a bargain if you look at the price.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
I'm pretty sure Macbeth wasn't an American. not a great version unfortunately. it is a strange story too though
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Had I known this was an American performance of MacBeth. I wouldn't have purchased it. It just didn't sound great. And the cast lacked the passion needed for the Scottish play. Very disappointed. Stick to English if not Scottish versions.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
This condensation is reasonable, but listeners not familiar with the original may flounder to follow the story-line at places. The production values are good, sound-effects used with restraint. and performances pitched well at this intimate medium. But one flaw spoils the otherwise good acting; and that is accents. Shakespeare is the most British of all playwrights; the setting is Scotland and England, yet all but one actor (who plays several small parts), and another (with a very brief appearance), have American accents. And at one point, currency is referred to as "dollars!!!". If American plays are staged in Britain, then the actors use American accents. If American actors are worth their salt, they should have no trouble with British accents, mandatory for Shakespeare!