première 10 Jun 2012
Macbeth, Shakespeare’s shortest and bloodiest tragedy, will premiere during the 2012 Holland Festival. Director Johan Simons (Hollandia, ZT Hollandia, NTGent, and as of 2010 intendant of the Munich Kammerspiele) sees Macbeth (played by Fedja van Huêt) as a study in violence. Not a psychological study, but a genetic one. Violence does not come from without, but is part of the human make-up. Simons: 'Where does the story take place? Obviously not in a fairytale landscape, more likely a shooting range. It is an experiment. A conscious choice for evil, for true bloodlust, lying deep inside all of us, genetically predetermined.'
Well done. I had a very rewarding time and you only scared three people away from the front row. You put on an intense and stark show. I enjoyed it very much but can only give you 4/5 because I dislike microphones (especially for Shakespeare). I depart your city soon with a great memory of your performance.