smumacbethhomepageSomething wicked this way comes. Michael Connolly directed SMU Theatre’s 2015 fall mainstage performance of Macbeth, which is considered one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful works.

The play illustrates the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Scholar and author Marjorie Garber argues that Shakespeare’s work is so mutable that it always exists in the present. In fact, it’s been called the Shakespearean tragedy that best explains the power of the AMC blockbuster Breaking Bad.

SMU Theatre Design students and photographer Linda Blase captured the innovative and electric performance. 

Macbeth witches; photo by Mari Taylor, MFA stage design 2017

Macbeth witches. Photo by MariTaylor, MFA, Stage Design 2017

Photo by Amanda MacArthur, MFA stage design 2016

Photo by Amanda MacArthur, MFA stage design 2016

Photo by Amanda MacArthur, MFA stage design 2016

Photo by Amanda MacArthur, MFA stage design 2016

Photo by Linda Blase

Photo by Linda Blase

Photo by Linda Blase

Photo by Linda Blase

Photo by Linda Blase

Photo by Linda Blase

Photo by Linda Blase

Photo by Linda Blase

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