The Tragedy of Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes!”
Perennially popular, Shakespeare’s tragedy recounts the bloody rise to power and eventual downfall of its protagonist. A war hero, the great general Macbeth is admired by his soldiers, his peers and even his king. Goaded on by the sinister witches of the Scottish heathlands and his ambitious wife, but most of all by his own unyielding ambition, Macbeth attains the throne of Scotland through deceit, treachery and murder to become a tyrant plagued by guilt and paranoia. The play contains some of Shakespeare’s most powerful poetry and remains an engrossing – and still regrettably topical – study on how a basically decent man becomes a ruthless dictator.
The Provisional Players presents seven performances of Shakespeare’s masterpiece at the Brechtbau Theatre (Wilhelmsstr. 50, Tübingen).
Monday May 18, Tuesday May 19,
Wednesday May 20, Thursday May 21 and Friday May 22 at 8pm.
Saturday May 23 at 2pm and 8pm.
Tickets: €6 at the door or via firstname.lastname@example.org