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National Theatre Live - Encore Presentation Manchester International Festival’s production of Macbeth presents Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn, Hamlet) in his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as Lady Macbeth. This electrifying new production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ambition and treachery unfolds within the walls of an intimate deconsecrated Manchester church. Kenneth Branagh has long been lauded as one of the great Shakespearean interpreters. His skills as a writer, director and actor have garnered international acclaim across the disciplines of stage, film and television. (2K DCP presentation)

The National Theatre aims constantly to re-energize the great traditions of the British stage and to expand the horizons of audiences and artists alike. Through these broadcasts, it shares its work with audiences in the UK and abroad. In partnership with IU’s Department of Theatre and Drama, IU Cinema presents two encore broadcasts – this semester focusing on Shakespeare.

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