Macbeth, petty bourgeois

Author: Wild, Jana
Source document: Theatralia. 2021, vol. 24, iss. Special Issue, pp. 209-221
  • ISSN
    1803-845X (print)
    2336-4548 (online)
Thirty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, Macbeth appears to be paradigmatic for the post-Communist Slovak Shakespeare. Several productions have made the play a playground to explore the world in new terms (gender issues, grotesque, social identity). The focus of this paper is on a 1999 production in Nitra which fashioned Macbeth as an Ubuesque petty bourgeois.
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