Macbeth

Productions of Macbeth:

1895. Henry Irving's Macbeth with Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth and Irving as Macbeth opened at the Lyceum Theatre (London) on July 24 for three performances. Frank Cooper played Macduff and F. H. Macklin Banquo (Wearing I, 502-3).

1897. Ben Greet managed a production of Macbeth that opened at the Olympic Theatre (London) on May 31 and ran for seven performances. Macbeth was played by Louis Calvert, Lady Macbeth by Laura Johnson, Duncan by W. R. Staveley, and Macduff by Frank Rodney (Wearing, II, 665).

1898. Johnston Forbes-Robertson played Macbeth in his production of the play that opened on September 17 at the Lyceum Theatre (London); Macbeth ran for 58 performances. Lady Macbeth was played by Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Macduff by Robert Taber, Malcom by John Martin Harvey, and Banquo by Bernard Gould (Wearing, II, 762).

1900. On April 23 Frank Benson and his company began the annual Shakespeare Festival at Stratford-upon-Avon. Among the players were Marion Terry as Rosalind in As You Like it and John Coleman as Pericles. The company also performed Othello, Macbeth, and The Merchant of Venice (Loney, I, 3).

1903. Frank Benson opened a two-week Shakespeare Festival season at Stratford-upon-Avon on April 20. Among the plays his troupe presented were Hamlet, The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Loney, I, 16).

1907. On March 4 Ben Greet's company returned to New York City's Garden Theatre. The plays in repertory included Macbeth, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Merchant of Venice. Among Greet's players were Sybil Thorndyke, Julia Perkins, and Sidney Greenstreet (Loney, i, 37).

1909. Arthur Bourchier revived Macbeth at London's Garrick Theatre on May 7; his wife Violet Vanbrugh played Lady Macbeth (Loney, I, 49).

1909. The London Shakespeare Festival presented by Herbert Beerbohm Tree's ensemble, began June 21 at His Majesty's Theatre, London. The festival ran for two weeks with The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, and Macbeth (Loney, I.50).

1910. On January 17, Ben Greet's repertory of plays opened at the Garden Theatre, New York City, with, among other classics, these Shakespeare plays: Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Merchant of Venice (Loney, I, 53).

1910. At the first Stratford-upon-Avon Summer Shakespeare Festival, Benson presented The Winter's Tale, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Henry V, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Richard II, Hamlet, and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Loney, I, 54).

1910. On December 5 E. H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe opened a season of Shakespearean repertory at the Broadway Theatre, New York City. Among the plays were Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and As You Like It (Loney, I, 54).

1911. On April 17 the annual Stratford Shakespeare Festival opened with The Merry Wives of Windsor. This year Frank Benson also offered The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Richard III (Loney, I, 158).

1911. Herbert Beerbohm Tree has a revival of Macbeth at his Majesty's Theatre, London, on September 5. Violet Vanbrugh was cast as Lady Macbeth, with Tree as Macbeth (Loney, I, 159).

1911. E. H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe opened their season at the Broadway Theatre, New York City. In the repertory were Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night. They returned on November 20 and added As You Like it to the list (Loney, I, 158).

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