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The greatest Lady Macbeth since Judi Dench,
By A Customer
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.