Directed by: Ben Curns, Summer Fall 2017 American Shakespeare Center.
Concept: The show was set traditionally Elizabethan with some room for dramatic liscence. Weused some slightly more medieval layers and details especially for the witches to help tell this tale. The English appeared most "advanced" with later silouettes, and metal armour. As for the characters and palatte we chose to have Macbeth and Lady macbeth in increasingly light and innocent colors as they grow darker and darker. We used makeup to show their sleepless and haggard lives towards the end of the play. We wanted blood and gore and creepy ghosts. Banquo was a truly bloody spectre with white contacts, and we cast his face seven times over for the procession of kings. Winged hecate led medieval witches adorned with skull and claws and a number of animal parts. All in all, a gritty aesthetic.
Photos by Tommy Thompson