Trevor Nunn production 1976

Macbeth (1976) - Macbeth (Ian McKellen) and Lady Macbeth (Judi Dench). Photo: Joe Cocks Studio Collection  ©  Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Here's how theatre critic Michael Billington described the RSC's 1976 production of Macbeth:

'Trevor Nunn's intimate revival in The Other Place took the curse off this notoriously difficult play. Ian McKellen's Macbeth showed murderous ambition bursting through the soldierly mask like a clown through a paper hoop; and Judi Dench's Lady Macbeth was no painted Gorgon but a startled novice dabbling in satanic powers. A great production that reclaimed the play for the modern age.'
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Photo shows Ian McKellen and Judi Dench as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Photo: Joe Cocks Studio Collection © Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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