My programme notes for Branagh’s Macbeth

In January 2013, I held my breath and sent Ken Branagh the draft of my Springboard Shakespeare: Macbeth. With his production planned for the Manchester International Festival in July that year, I hoped he might flip through it.

I was called a week later. He had been reading everything he could lay his hands on about this dark play, and apparently so much of what I’d said in my book matched his ideas. Would I consider writing something for the production’s programme?

If you follow the link below, you’ll find the text they printed, part of which I adapted from my Springboard Shakespeare series…

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