Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre never saw the likes of this. In Macbeth, Michel Garneau employs a harsh, sensual French similar to that spoken in Quebec during the 17th century. Scenic allusions to Japanese epic fantasies create a strangely appropriate framework for Lord Macbeth as animal passion and hubris drive him toward his dusty death.
“Robert Lepage invents nocturnal mirages, gives birth to visions of worlds gone by and then erases them… the audience is left stupefied, awestruck. Robert Lepage is a magician.” (Colette Godard, Le Monde, October , 1992).
By William Shakespeare
Translated and adapted by Michel Garneau
Directed by Robert Lepage