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1.  Macbeth- any great cut scripts out there?

Posted 11 days ago
Hi all-
I'm directing Macbeth for the fall play next year, and wonder if any of you have a great cut of the script? I'm hoping for a 70- 90 minute version.
If anyone needs a 30 minute for their lower school, I have a copy I can share.
Thanks!

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Nicole Tremblay
Director of Theater
Indianapolis IN
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2.  RE: Macbeth- any great cut scripts out there?

Posted 11 days ago
I did Macbeth about 4 years ago, and while I don't still have a cutting of the script, I can tell you at least some of what we cut.

The Ross/Old Man bit from Act 2 Scene 4
All of Act 3 Scene 5 (Hecate)
Some of Act 4 Scene 3. I cannot remember what off-hand, but it is a LONG scene. Some of the interaction between Macduff and Malcolm can be cut. We did cut the bit with the doctor in that scene.
I think we cut a good portion of Act 5 Scene 2.

I hope that helps. It won't quite get you down to 90 minutes, but it'd be a start.

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Christopher Hamilton
Drama Teacher
Kennewick WA
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3.  RE: Macbeth- any great cut scripts out there?

Posted 10 days ago
We developed a production based on Macbeth, called "A Scottish Play". All dialogue was from Shakespeare, but we created it as a ritual theatre piece, with the witches at the center of the production. The entire company played witches, and the other characters "morphed" out of the witches as necessary. The run time was a little over an hour. I think I still have the script, if you'd like to try something a little different. I could also write up some notes about our approach and the rituals that we developed in conjunction with the production. (Lots of stage blood involved!)

Michael Bergman

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time" 
― Thomas Merton











4.  RE: Macbeth- any great cut scripts out there?

Posted 10 days ago
Last summer I was on a production team that produced a 90-minute cut version of of Macbeth without an intermission.  I can talk to the director and see if he's willing to share his cut script. I'm pretty sure we have it in digital format.  It might take me a few days to get a hold of it though!


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Rachel Ferrari-Engel
Pittsburgh Pa
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5.  RE: Macbeth- any great cut scripts out there?

Posted 9 days ago
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I am attaching a cutting that I did two years ago for my upper school students.   It worked well for us and we had a blast with the production!  Hope you find it useful!





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Susan Speidel
Chairman of the Performing Arts Department
Morristown-Beard School
NJ
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6.  RE: Macbeth- any great cut scripts out there?

Posted 8 days ago

Why don't you start with the 30 minute version you have already and keep adding to it to make the 70- 90 minute version you want?

 

Kelly M. Thomas

Department of Theatre

Dr. Ralph H. Poteet High School

3300 Poteet Drive

Mesquite, Texas 75150

972-882-5300

Kthomas@mesquiteisd.org