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Denzel Washington stars in ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’
14 January 2022
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Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famous and most widely read plays.
The powerful Scottish general Macbeth meets a mysterious trio of witches that say that he could become the next king of Scotland.
He tells his wife about the prophecy, leading the couple to begin a plan to ascension that involves murdering the current king.
However, Macbeth’s lust for power and Lady Macbeth’s paranoia eventually gets the better of them, threatening to undo their grand plan.
Denzel Washington marks his return to the works of Shakespeare after playing Don Pedro in Kenneth Branagh’s 1993 adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. Frances McDormand will be by his side as Lady Macbeth.
Directed by Joel Coen – his first film without his brother Ethan Coen.
The Tragedy of Macbeth opened in UK cinemas on Boxing Day and is available on Apple TV+ from Friday 14 January.
Header Image: Denzel Washington in a scene from “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” Credit: A24 via AP.