Solo Shakespeare, Macbeth: Hecate's Poison
Presented in English
August 16-20, 2016
Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Performed by T. S. Sato, a British-trained Japanese theatre practitioner based in Tokyo.
Revival of a 2014 production.
“This adaptation of Macbeth is told by Hecate, the goddess of crossroads, from her point of view. An unusual yet classical version of Shakespeare, performed by a single player.
(description from the Fringe Programme)
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British Theatre Guide review (4 stars): "This interpretation of Macbeth examines the text with a discernable [sic.] Asian feel. Like Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood, what is most interesting about this interpretation is the differences in the East and West sensibilities: what the Asian experience brings to Shakespeare."
"graceful and fluid... inspired"
BroadwayBaby review (3 stars):
"Through use of physicality and clever costume indications, Sato manages to create a mystical and atmospheric take on the Scottish play. Her voice, which is almost hypnotic in quality, manages to captivate the audience."
"Sato’s enunciation, at times, is a little hard to discern, especially during highly impassioned moments, making it difficult for people who are unfamiliar with the play to follow."
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Photos: T.S. Sato