Macbeth (Hallmark Hall of Fame 1954)
|Hallmark Hall of Fame episode|
|Episode no.||Season 4|
|Directed by||George Schaefer|
|Written by||William Shakespeare|
|Featured music||composed and conducted by|
|Original air date||November 28, 1954|
Macbeth is a live television adaptation of the William Shakespeare play presented as the November 28, 1954 episode of the American anthology series Hallmark Hall of Fame. Directed by George Schaefer, and starring Maurice Evans and Dame Judith Anderson, the production was telecast in color, but has only been preserved on black-and-white kinescope.
In 1960, Evans and Anderson starred in a filmed made-for-television production of the play, also directed by Schaefer for the Hallmark Hall of Fame, but with an entirely different supporting cast. That production was filmed in color on location in Scotland, and was released theatrically in Europe.
- Foster, Bob. "TV – Radio / Two Hours of Macbeth" (San Mateo Times, August 25, 1954, page 23)
- "Macbeth on Color TV / Hallmark Will Sponsor Production November 28 / WDAF-TV Will Carry the First Classic Drama in New Medium — Roles for Maurice Evans and Judith Anderson" (The Kansas City Times, September 28, 1954, page 3)
- "'Macbeth' set in 2-Hr. Show" / Judith Anderson, Evans to Co-Star" (Charleston Daily Mail, November 28, 1954, page 41)
- Gould, Jack. "Television in Review / Adaptation of 'Macbeth' Shown on N.B.C." (The New York Times, November 29, 1954, page 32)
- Crosby, John. "Third TV 'Macbeth' Is the Best" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (December 4, 1954, page 19)
- John Crosby's Column. "Video Discovering Literary Classics / Millions View a Single Show" (Toledo Blade (January 19, 1955)
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