In Macbeth, Shakespeare presents a great theatrical challenge: to make the presence of the invisible sensitive. In this tragedy, the intervention of ghosts and spirits dominates all the action. No other dramatic work has succeeded so well in appropriating the theme of the night. It is the nocturn of Man, prisoner of his desires, driven to crime, to desperation, and the consciousness of his fall.
The Macbeth of the Amok Teatro is an adaptation of the Shakespearean script. We preserve the essential lines of the original play and the richness of its language, concentrating all the attention on the characters. In this staging, we neither want to reconstitute the historical and geographical context of the play nor do we create a modern one. We seek to create an imaginary Scotland, devised from the confluence of diverse cultures.
The play made its debut in 2004, and received a nomination for the Shell Prize for Best Costumes. The show is among the "Best of the Year" by the O Globo newspaper.
"Everything in this story is sombre, where we can feel the overwhelming power of the supernatural world".
Text William Shakespeare
Conception/adaptation Stephane Brodt e Ana Teixeira
Director Ana Teixeira
- Macbeth Stephane Brodt
- Lady Macbeth Ludmila Wischansky
- Duncan e Macduff Marcus Pina
- Ross e Lennox Gustavo Damasceno
- Banquo Ricardo Damasceno
- Malcom Breno Primo de Mello
- Servidor de Cena Cassiano Gomes
- Seyton Bruno de Oliveira
- Bruxa Nívea Magno
Music Carlos Bernardo
Costumes and Makeup Stephane Brodt
Scenery Ana Teixeira
Lighting designer Renato Machado
Press Angela Peach and Ana Wambier
Design Paolo Lima
Seamstress Tânia Dias
Masks (Bali) Rei Duncan Ida Bagus Anom e Ross I Nyomam Setiawan
Sculpture (head of Macbeth) Miguel Velhinho (design) e JFGS
Grafic Design Paulo Lima
Production André Schmidt
Percussions Changge (South Korea); Puk (South Korea), Bongos (Cuba), Tablas (Pakistan), Ching (South Korea); Kwaeng'gwari (South Korea); Gong "board" (Brazil); Pandeiro (Brazil)
Strings Saz (Turkey), Viola da Gamba Tenor (Germany), fiddle (Brazil), 4-String Banjo, guitar – bass.
Winds Didgeridoo (Australia); t'aep'yongnso-oboe (South Korea), and average basse Suling (Bali); Berrante (Brazil).