Macbeth

After Shakespeare’s famous Weird Sisters devine to Macbeth that he will be King of Scotland, Macbeth and his wife plot to remove King Duncan from his throne by any means necessary.

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At a Glance

War • Magic • Supernatural

Artists

An essay from Migdalia Cruz in Shakespeare and Latinidad, on the Play On Shakespeare translation process:

Productions, Readings & Workshops

Macbeth

August 11 & 12, 2023 | Shakespeare in Detroit | Production | Detroit, MI, USA

Macbeth

April 22-24, 2022 | Production | The Old Globe USD Shiley Graduate Theatre Program | San Diego, CA, USA

Macbeth

September 11-12, 2021 | SUNY at New Paltz | Production | New Paltz, NY, USA

Macbeth

August 7, 8, 14, 15, 2021 | Chagrin Arts | Performance | Solon, OH, USA

Macbeth

July 29 – August 1, 2021 | Theatre Space North East | Production | Sunderland, UK

Macbeth

July 13–28, 2019 | African-American Shakespeare Company | Production | San Francisco, CA, USA
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Macbeth

Translation by Migdalia Cruz
Directed by Edward Torres

In Migdalia Cruz’s Macbeth, the Witches run the world. The Macbeths live out a dark cautionary tale of love, greed, and power, falling from glory into calamity as the Witches spin their fate. Translating Shakespeare’s language for a modern audience, Nuyorican playwright Migdalia Cruz rewrites Macbeth with all the passion of the Bronx.

Paperback & eBooks

Macbeth

By William Shakespeare
Translation by Migdalia Cruz

In Migdalia Cruz's Macbeth, the Witches run the world. The Macbeths live out a dark cautionary tale of love, greed, and power, falling from glory into calamity as the Witches spin their fate. Translating Shakespeare's language for a modern audience, Nuyorican playwright Migdalia Cruz rewrites Macbeth with all the passion of the Bronx.

This translation of Macbeth was presented in 2018 as part of the Play On! Shakespeare project, an ambitious undertaking from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival that commissioned new translations of 39 Shakespeare plays. These translations present the Bard's work in language accessible to modern audiences while never losing the beauty of Shakespeare's verse. Enlisting the talents of a diverse group of contemporary playwrights, screenwriters, and dramaturges from diverse backgrounds, this project reenvisions Shakespeare for the twenty-first century. These volumes make these works available for the first time in print—a new First Folio for a new era.

Production History

Sep 9, 2018

Translation Workshop

Work session with full cast in NYC.

April 16, 2019

Translation Workshop

Workshop directed by Dawn Monique Williams with full cast in LA.

June 18, 2019

Play On! Festival NYC

Rehearsal and Staged Reading directed by Ian Belknap with full cast as part of the Play On! Translation Festival in NYC.

Produced by:
Play On! / Classic Stage / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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