Macbeth at the Folger Theatre

Impact: Cultural Impact, Economic Impact

Description of impact

A full professional production of a Restoration adaptation of Macbeth, produced by the Folger Theatre as part of its 2018-19 season and involving the participation of the Folger Consort musicians.

Who is affected

Theatre companies, music companies, theatre artists, musicians, general public

Narrative

This professional production of Davenant's Macbeth at the Folger Theatre arises from a scholar-ariist 'laboratory' that I am co-directing as part of the AHRC project Performing Restoration Shakespeare. The immediate impact is that a major professional theatre in the United States has changed its season planning to include a production of a Restoration version of Shakespeare. Future impact will be the effect of this production upon the artists in rehearsal (August 2018) and the audiences who attend the production (September 2018).
Impact statusOngoing
Impact date01 Jan 201830 Sep 2018
Category of impactCultural Impact, Economic Impact
Impact levelAdoption