|aMacbeth|h[videorecording] /|cThames ; executive producer, Verity Lambert ; produced and conceived for television by Trevor Nunn ; directed for television by Philip Casson.
|a[New York] :|bA & E Home Video ;|a[S.l.] :|aFremantleMedia :|bDistributed by New Video,|c2004.
|a1 videodisc (146 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aThames Shakespeare collection
|a"The Royal Shakespeare Company in Trevor Nunn's production of a performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare".
|aOriginally broadcast by ITV in 1978.
|aSpecial features: Introduction to Macbeth with Ian McKellen; The Scottish play: an explanation with Ian McKellen; Timeline of William Shakespeare's life and plays; Biography and filmography of Ian McKellen; Biography and filmography of Dame Judi Dench.
|aFight directed by Peter Woodward ; casting director, Joyce Nettles ; video tape editor, Fred Turner ; graphic designer, Ruth Bribram ; costume supervisor, Lyn Harvey ; original theatre production designed by John Napier ; music by Guy Woolfenden ; designed for television by Mike Hall.
|aIan McKellen (Macbeth), Judi Dench (Lady Macbeth), John Bown (Lennox), Susan Dury (3rd witch, Lady Macduff), Judith Harte (2nd witch, Gentlewoman), Greg Hicks (Donalbain, Seyton), David Howey (Seargeant, 1st murderer, Doctor), Griffith Jones (Duncan), Marie Kean (1st witch), Ian McDiarmid (Ross, Porter), Bob Peck (Macduff), Duncan Preston (Angus), Roger Rees (Malcolm), Zak Taylor (Fleance, Messenger), Stephen Warner (Young Macduff), John Woodvine (Banquo).
|aWhen a trio of witches prophesy Macbeth's ascension to the throne, Lady Macbeth pushes her husband into a murderous spree. But once crowned king of Scotland, Macbeth sees ghastly visions, fueled by guilt and a new prophecy, that ensure his ultimate downfall.