“Macbiz”, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”, was the first production by the “(Business) English Theatre Project” at Reutlingen University and was staged in December 2009.
In this adaptation, Macbeth is a senior manager at Scotland Inc., a medium-sized family-owned company, headed by old James Duncan. But Macbeth is uneasy – with his abilities, shouldn’t he be even further on top? His wife is certainly of the opinion that he has it in him to become CEO. It is also the opinion of a group of HR consultants who have decided to make Macbeth their next “project”. But what about old Duncan? How to get rid of him? Spurned on by his consultants and bullied by his wife, Macbeth decides to take action. Will he succeed? How do Ophelia and Beatrice unwittingly aid Macbeth in fulfilling his plot? And what is Hamlet doing in Mrs. Macbeth’s office?