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Collection Federal Theatre Project, 1935 to 1939

Macbeth (William Shakespeare)

New York, April 14-June 20, 1936

New Lafayette Theatre
Directed by Orson Welles
Music by James P. Johnson, Porter Grainger, Joe Jordan, Asadata Dafora

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Credits

  • Title - Macbeth
  • Author - William Shakespeare
  • Location - New York, New York(New Lafayette Theatre)
  • Date - Apr 14 - Jun 20, 1936
  • Genre - Drama/Tragedy
  • Director - Orson Welles
  • Composer - James P. Johnson, Porter Grainger, Joe Jordan
  • Conductor - Joe Jordan
  • Costume Designer - Nat Karson
  • Set Designer - Nat Karson

Cast

  • Macbeth - Jack Carter
  • Banquo - Canada Lee
  • Lady Macbeth - Edna Thomas
  • Macduff - Maurice Ellis

Los Angeles, July 14, 1937

Mayan Theatre
Directed by Max Pollock
Music by Adrian Mack

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Credits

  • Title - Macbeth
  • Author - William Shakespeare
  • Location - Los Angeles, California (Mayan Theatre)
  • Date - Jul 14, 1937?
  • Genre - Drama/Tragedy
  • Director - Max Pollock
  • Composer - Adrian Mack
  • Conductor - Frank Jagger
  • Costume Designer -
  • Set Designer -

Cast

  • Macbeth - Jess Lee Brooks
  • Banquo - Earl Smith
  • Lady Macbeth - Mae Turner
  • Macduff - Roy Glenn

Los Angeles

Note: This production is a one-time, visiting performance from the Mayan Theatre production.
Greek Theatre - Griffith Park
Directed by Max Pollock
Music by Adrian Mack

Credits

  • Title - Macbeth
  • Author - William Shakespeare
  • Location - Los Angeles, California (Greek Theatre in Griffith Park)
  • Date -
  • Genre - Drama/Tragedy
  • Director - Max Pollock
  • Composer - Adrian Mack
  • Conductor - Ron Phillips
  • Costume Designer -
  • Set Designer -

Cast

  • Macbeth - Jess Lee Brooks
  • Banquo - Earl Smith
  • Lady Macbeth - Mae Turner
  • Macduff - Roy Glenn

Hartford, March 22-25

Avery Memorial Theatre
Directed by Daniel Reed
Music by Auber, Bishop, Sinding, and Valentine

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Credits

  • Title - Macbeth
  • Author - William Shakespeare
  • Location - Hartford, Connecticut(Avery Memorial Theatre)
  • Date - Mar 22, 1939 - Mar 25, 1939
  • Genre - Drama/Tragedy
  • Director - Daniel Reed
  • Composer - Auber, Bishop, Sinding, and Valentine
  • Conductor - Michael Valentine
  • Costume Designer - Michael Adrian
  • Set Designer - Michael Adrian

Cast

  • Macbeth - Edgar Camp
  • Banquo - Edward Worthington
  • Lady Macbeth - Irene Noel
  • MacDuff - Vincent Rourke

Indianapolis

Keith's Theatre
New York/Orson Welles production on tour

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Bridgeport, July 21-25, 1936

Park Theatre
New York/Orson Welles production on tour

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Brooklyn

Majestic Theatre

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Boston, January 31-March 1, 1939

Copley Theatre
Directed by Eliot Duvey
Music by Verdi ("Macbeth")

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Credits

  • Title - Macbeth
  • Author - William Shakespeare
  • Location - Boston, Massachussets (Copley Theatre)
  • Date - Jan 31 - Mar 4, 1939
  • Genre - Drama/Tragedy
  • Director - Eliot Duvey
  • Composer - Verdi ("Macbeth")
  • Conductor - Charles Frank
  • Costume Designer - Paul Cadorette
  • Set Designer - Paul Cadorette
  • Lighting - Eliot Duvey
  • Choreography - Burt Kelsey

Cast

  • Macbeth - Glenn Wilson
  • Banquo - Harry E. Lowell
  • Lady Macbeth - Elsa Tashko
  • MacDuff - Basil Burwell

New York, March 1, 1939 (closing date)

Classical High School Program
Directed by Harry Thomashefsky
Music by Hans Bruno Meyer

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Credits

  • Title - Macbeth
  • Author - William Shakespeare
  • Location - New York, New York (Classical High School Program)
  • Date - closing date Mar 1, 1939
  • Genre - Drama/Tragedy
  • Director - Harry Thomashefsky
  • Composer - Hans Bruno Meyer
  • Conductor - Ed Black
  • Costume Designer - Alexander Jones
  • Set Designer - Nils Astner
  • Stage Manager - Walter Sheridan

Cast

  • Macbeth - Colfax Sanderson
  • Banquo - Harry Joyner
  • Lady Macbeth - Janet Rathbun
  • Macduff - David Leight

Dallas, August 6, 1936

Exhibit Theatre (part of Texas Centennial Exposition)
New York/Orson Welles production on tour

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Cinncinnati, October 17, 1938

Playbox Theatre
Directed by Franklin Raymond
Music by Franklin Benjamin and Carl Graver

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Credits

  • Title - Macbeth
  • Author - William Shakespeare
  • Location - Cincinnati, Ohio (Playbox Theatre)
  • Date - Oct 17, 1938
  • Genre - Drama/Tragedy
  • Director - Franklin Raymond
  • Composer - Franklin Benjamin and Carl Graver
  • Conductor - none
  • Costume Designer - Clara Campbell
  • Set Designer -

Cast

  • Macbeth - Franklin Raymond
  • Banquo - Cash Tominson
  • Lady Macbeth - Ruth Auerbach
  • Macduff - Bob White

Artifacts for unspecified productions of Macbeth

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