With the summer season well underway, the stars were glistening last night at Lincoln Center.
At Alan Cumming’s one-man Macbeth: Annette Bening
At a Young Patrons of Lincoln Center party for Christian Marclay’s The Clock: Tyra Banks and Zaha Hadid
Keep an eye out for more starry nights at Lincoln Center as the summer continues…
SPOTTED AT LINCOLN CENTER: Julianna Margulies and Mary Beth Peil, also known as Alicia and Jackie Florrick, at opening night of Alan Cumming’s one-man Macbeth at the Rose Theater on Saturday, July 7.
Macbeth runs through Saturday, July 14. Keep an eye out for more Good Wife cast sightings at this unique production of “The Scottish Play.”
SPOTTED AT LINCOLN CENTER: Graham Phillips at the first preview of Alan Cumming's one-man Macbeth at the Rose Theater last night.
How many other cast members from The Good Wife will come to support their Scottish colleague? Stay tuned on the cast count to find out…
In honor of the National Theatre of Scotland's production of Macbeth starring Alan Cumming—opening tonight at 7:30pm—see how much you really know about the Scottish play.
Unravel the man from the myth with these 10 key facts about Macbeth.
Macbeth Myths - taken from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, selected by Simon Sharkey, director of The Elgin Macbeth and Associate Director - New Learning at the National Theatre of Scotland.
Macbeth Facts - provided by Dr Fiona Watson, historian and writer on a book about the real Macbeth entitled Macbeth: A True Story, published by Quercus in 2008.
Myth #1 Macbeth murdered Duncan in bed – “Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more: Macbeth shall sleep no more.”
Fact Macbeth did kill Duncan, but in a battle at Pitgaveny, near Elgin. This was the time-honoured way in which Kings came to the throne in this period, so it’s unlikely he lost much sleep over it.
Myth #2 Lady Macbeth was childless and is portrayed as a lady, not a queen.
Fact Lady Macbeth was a royal Princess in her own right, as well as Macbeth’s Queen (she’s actually the first named Queen in Scottish history!) She had already had a son by her first husband. That boy, Lulach, became king immediately after the death of Macbeth. However, it is true that she and Macbeth seem to have been childless, though that was presumably not her fault!