The curse of Macbeth: why I keep going back to see a play that I don’t like | Jane Howard

Macbeth is Australia’s most performed Shakespearean play – so pity theatre critics like Jane Howard who don’t enjoy it

As a theatre critic it’s important to not decide on a work before you see it. But while “don’t judge a book by its cover” remains a virtuous aim, theatre critics have not only the cover to judge, but also years of theatregoing to frame our opinions as we take our seats.

And so here’s my admission: I don’t like Macbeth. And yet just like Banquo’s ghost the play continues to reappear, finding its way back into my life.

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Source: theguardian theatre blog
The curse of Macbeth: why I keep going back to see a play that I don’t like | Jane Howard

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