"By showing true fealty to the text and relying on superb acting and simple stage tricks, ASC produces a Macbeth that is a psychological thriller in its most visceral form: the spectacle is in your own imagination, the special effect is your thumping heart."
"This production does have one incredible visual special effect: Jenny McNee's costumes...This artistic year's opening volley proves ASC costumers to be on a champion's roll. With Macbeth, McNee ranges from muted-tone tartans and leather armor for the Scottish thanes and Elizabethan gowns and tartan scarfs for their ladies to Hecate's acid-trip getup."
"The Weird Sisters themselves are a special effect in the performing. Jonathan Holtzman, Patrick Midgley, and Gregory Jon Phelps, barechested and wearing black skullcaps and robes of snake-like strands, squeal like children on a Halloween candy high as they behave like a gang of Alex DeLarges from A Clockwork Orange: enchanting evil, sinister innocence, playful malevolence."
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By Eric Minton. Posted at Shakespeareances.com, 6.27.2014.
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