When we first heard the world premiere of a stage adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s THRONE OF BLOOD was in the 2010 Oregon Shakespeare Festival line-up, the AIFF programming team knew a screening of the acclaimed film was in order. It’s my favorite filmic adaptation of any Shakespeare play I’ve seen! This classic is showing at the Ashland Historic Armory on Friday 4/9 at 3:00 pm. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this beautiful film on the big screen with great sound, followed by a Q&A with OSF production members, Christopher Acebo, Associate Artistic Director and Scenic Designer, and Gina Pisasale, Dramaturg.
Here is the blurb about the OSF production from their website:
An epic theatre event not to be missed
In 1957, legendary film director Akira Kurosawa created a landmark version of Macbeth. Set in the remote, ritualized world of feudal Japan—where haunted woods and mysterious spirits work their macabre magic on the warrior Washizu and his ambitious lady—it is Shakespeare’s story as you have never seen it before. Theatrical and cinematic artistry merge in this first-ever stage adaptation of Kurosawa’s masterpiece, which moves to the lauded Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival after its run in Ashland.