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Macbeth
Shakespeare, William, 1...
African American theate...
 
Title
Macbeth
Description
Actor in costume. Orson Welles's adaptation of Macbeth to a Haitian setting. Produced by the Federal Theatre project ; design by Nat Karson. The Voodoo Macbeth is a common nickname for this production of Macbeth, featuring an all-African American cast directed by Orson Welles. The production relocated the setting of the play from Scotland to a fictional Caribbean island based on Haiti, and acquired its nickname due to its use of voodoo imagery in place of the witchcraft in the original play. A box-office sensation, the production is regarded as a landmark theatrical event for several reasons: its innovative interpretation of the play, its success in promoting African-American theater, and its role in securing the reputation of its 20-year-old director.
Creator.Persons
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Macbeth
Shakespeare, William, 1...
African American theate...
 
Title
Macbeth
Description
Scene from play. Orson Welles's adaptation of Macbeth to a Haitian setting. Produced by the Federal Theatre project ; design by Nat Karson. The Voodoo Macbeth is a common nickname for this production of Macbeth, featuring an all-African American cast directed by Orson Welles. The production relocated the setting of the play from Scotland to a fictional Caribbean island based on Haiti, and acquired its nickname due to its use of voodoo imagery in place of the witchcraft in the original play. A box-office sensation, the production is regarded as a landmark theatrical event for several reasons: its innovative interpretation of the play, its success in promoting African-American theater, and its role in securing the reputation of its 20-year-old director.
Creator.Persons
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Macbeth
Shakespeare, William, 1...
African American theate...
 
Title
Macbeth
Description
Cast of play in costume. Orson Welles's adaptation of Macbeth to a Haitian setting. Produced by the Federal Theatre project ; design by Nat Karson. The Voodoo Macbeth is a common nickname for this production of Macbeth, featuring an all-African American cast directed by Orson Welles. The production relocated the setting of the play from Scotland to a fictional Caribbean island based on Haiti, and acquired its nickname due to its use of voodoo imagery in place of the witchcraft in the original play. A box-office sensation, the production is regarded as a landmark theatrical event for several reasons: its innovative interpretation of the play, its success in promoting African-American theater, and its role in securing the reputation of its 20-year-old director.
Creator.Persons
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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