Shogun Macbeth

by  John R. Briggs

Full Length Play, Drama  /  12m, 6f

"Shogun Macbeth is a Kurosawa film on stage." - N.Y. Times.

This brilliant adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy was produced by Pan Asian Rep in New York to great acclaim. In 13th century Japan, General Macbeth is victorious in battle and awarded the title of Ryoshu of Akita. Almost immediately he is v…

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Shogun Macbeth

by  John R. Briggs

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This brilliant adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy was produced by Pan Asian Rep in New York to great acclaim. In 13th century Japan, General Macbeth is victorious in battle and awarded the title of Ryoshu of Akita. Almost immediately he is visited by the legendary witches called the Three Yojos. In the thrall of their spell, he is consumed by ruthless ambition. He instigates a plot to become the new Shogun and, with the help and incitement of his wife, begins to slaughter his way to the royal crown and ultimately to meet his doom.
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"Shogun Macbeth is a Kurosawa film on stage." - N.Y. Times.

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John R. Briggs

John R. Briggs is a theatre professional of 35 years. He has directed over 150 plays and musicals throughout the US. He founded Merrimack Repertory Theatre and has served as Artistic Director or assistant AD of four theatre companies. As a playwright, his work includes the musicals Crazy Love, a mu ...

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