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“Macbeth” by Georges Bigot

Georges Bigot, central to Ariane Mnouchkine’s Theatre du Soleil during the 1980s and 1990s and one of France’s most lauded contemporary actors, comes to Chicago to direct Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Collaborating for a full year with Theatre Y, one of Chicago’s “bravest and most uniquely intriguing theater companies”, Bigot directs at the “foot of the letter”, allowing his foreign ear to break open Shakespeare’s intricate poetry into an immediate and palpable event. Known all over the world for highly physical ensemble work, his style reads like “mask in human form that, when turned towards an audience, hits you like a punch in the stomach”.