I’d like to come up with a snappier title for this exciting news, but I’m going to be out of town and thus I’m rather jealous. We all saw Patrick Stewart and David Tennant do Hamlet earlier this year (well, on television. Those of us not lucky enough to see the live version). Now we get to do it again, this time with Stewart’s Macbeth, which will be previewed on PBS October 6.
They’ve got a preview up: http://www.pbs.org/arts/gallery/shakespeare-three-tragedies/macbeth-preview-video/
It looks …. weird. I get a strange sort of “Sweeney Todd” vibe, and I’m not sure why.
Seriously, this is awesome and I will no doubt DVR it (I’ll be on a cruise for my anniversary that week). What I will miss that was so fun the first time was “live tweeting” it. Some geeks do it for award shows, some for sports events. Shakespeare geeks? We live tweet PBS Great Performances. I feel like Frasier Crane’s brother Niles for some reason.
Anyway, set your DVR now so you don’t forget!