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Sleeper creeper

Dreamy fantasies rather than the possibility of nightmares inspire me to book a sleeping compartment on the Royal Scotsman. In the days leading up to my trip to Edinburgh to catch the train with my girlfriend, I am full of anticipation.

Friday, 28 October, 2011, 12:00am

The Scottish play

'Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle towards my hand?' Lady Macbeth

A tartan tragedy

Macbeth is a play by William Shakespeare (1564-1616), written some time between 1603 and 1607. Shakespeare's plays can be divided into three groups: comedies, histories and tragedies.

19 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The Bard's tale gets Japanese twist

Manga Shakespeare: Macbeth By Robert Deas and Richard Appignanesi Published by SelfMadeHero ISBN 978 0 9552856 6 0

29 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

The Shakespeare Curse

The Shakespeare Curse by J.L. Carrell Harper, HK$94

28 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

logic problems & word flowers

Six actors are about to play the title roles in six different Shakespeare plays, all at different theatres. Can you work out which actor is starring in which play, at which theatre and how long it is before their play opens?

1 The actor whose play starts in three weeks is not playing Richard III.

12 Aug 2009 - 12:00am



Theatre Babel

Cultural Centre Studio Theatre

Reviewed: Dec 12

16 Dec 2008 - 12:00am


Theatre Babel

HK Cultural Centre

Fri-Dec 14, 8pm, also Sat-Dec 14, 4pm

William Shakespeare's Macbeth is a play set in Scotland that's largely populated by Scottish historical characters, including its eponymous general turned king.

11 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Don't say a word

Suzy Sampson and Adam West are jousting good- naturedly over whether to utter Macbeth by name while rehearsing for the same production that they're working on.

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Bard boy makes girl

THE FIRST PLAY Ed Hall saw was a production of Macbeth at the Old Vic theatre in London when he was five years old. Most children of that age might have been spooked by the witches and murders, and bored - or at least challenged - by the Shakespearian language. But not Hall. He was hooked.

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Post-Sars Macbeth a tragic victory


Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Until Sunday

For a production put together in just several months because of the Sars outbreak, opera director Lo King-man's production of Verdi's Macbeth, could be considered a victory, with its effective staging and competent musical performances.

26 Sep 2003 - 12:00am