This weekend, my favorite Shakespearean actor Kenneth Branagh is premiering in Macbeth, which he is co-directing. The production is a recreation of one he did last year in the UK, and it looks awesome.
Not only is he in it, but as his Lady is Alex Kingston. I crush hard over her River Song in the Doctor Who series. And as she was a great femme fatale in Croupier, I can only imagine the kind of sexy manipulation she’ll bring to the role.
I’d love to be in NYC, but even then I wouldn’t have tickets, now would I? StubHub has the cheapest ticket for the entire run at just under five hundred dollars (the highest I saw was $1500 a pop…
So in the interest in feeding your Branagh/Kingston/Bard fix, here’s a link to the BBC Radio production they did last month of Antony and Cleopatra (from a Kingston fan site; the actual play begins a few minutes into the looooong clip).