Review: Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here – Tron Theatre, Glasgow


First published in The Times, Monday November 7 2016

Four Stars

Was there ever a more contradictory figure in literature than Lady Macbeth? On the one hand she is an enthusiastic accessory to murder whose avowed readiness to commit infanticide has made her a byword for perverse maternity. Yet, by the end of Shakespeare’s tragedy she has become a pathetic figure, taking refuge from assorted torments in madness and suicide.

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