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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest Lady Macbeth since Judi Dench
OK: so it's a bit odd to review a performance of "Macbeth" and single out Lady Macbeth. Just as it is to compare an audio performance to a live one - they are, of course, massively different.
That said, Fiona Shaw's performance as Lady Macbeth is astoundingly good and real. Every word feels thought and every phrase feels new. It really is a remarkable piece...
Published on 22 Mar 2006

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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not dark enough
I was disappointed by this CD, particularly as the Naxos recording of King Lear with Schofield is so fine and the Richard III with Branagh a worthy production. Dillane, rated as a fine actor, fails badly to convey the steel and darkness of Macbeth for the early part of this play. Famous soliloquies,'Is this a dagger' fall flat. Later, he improves but fails yet to hit the...
Published on 2 Nov 2002


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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest Lady Macbeth since Judi Dench, 22 Mar 2006
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This review is from: Macbeth (Unabridged) (Audio CD)
OK: so it's a bit odd to review a performance of "Macbeth" and single out Lady Macbeth. Just as it is to compare an audio performance to a live one - they are, of course, massively different.
That said, Fiona Shaw's performance as Lady Macbeth is astoundingly good and real. Every word feels thought and every phrase feels new. It really is a remarkable piece of characterisation and performance. Stephen Dillane, though not Shaw's match, is a thoughtful and aware Macbeth.
It's a must own, for Shaw alone, but there are many pleasures to this great rendition of a great play.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality Recording!, 13 Feb 2012
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This is a first class audio version of the classic play. Good use of effects and well cast. CD is well organised and it's easy to access relevant scenes in isolation for study.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very accessible rendering. Since I listen to this ..., 11 July 2014
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A very accessible rendering. Since I listen to this in the car, it's got to stand out otherwise I'll miss it. Worked very well for me, hope it does for you too.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not dark enough, 2 Nov 2002
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This review is from: Macbeth (Unabridged) (Audio CD)
I was disappointed by this CD, particularly as the Naxos recording of King Lear with Schofield is so fine and the Richard III with Branagh a worthy production. Dillane, rated as a fine actor, fails badly to convey the steel and darkness of Macbeth for the early part of this play. Famous soliloquies,'Is this a dagger' fall flat. Later, he improves but fails yet to hit the heights. Finoa Shaw as Lady Macbeth, however, is magnificent. The CD also has some annoying quirks of recording, one scene sounding as if it has been recorded in a shower room
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